Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923–1938) (SOAS by John Morgan O'Connell

By John Morgan O'Connell

The early-Republican period (1923-1938) used to be an immense interval of musical and cultural swap in Turkey. Alaturka: sort in Turkish tune is a learn of the importance of favor in Turkish tune and, particularly, the polemical debate approximately an japanese form of Turkish tune (called, alaturka) that built in this wealthy and complex period of Turkish heritage. Representing greater than two decades of study, the publication explores the stylistic different types that express the intersection among tune and tradition; the several chapters deal with musical fabrics, musical practices and musical contexts in flip. knowledgeable by way of serious ways to musical aesthetics in ethnomusicology in addition to musicology and anthropology, the ebook focuses upon a local discourse approximately musical type, highlighting a modern apprehension in regards to the acceptable structure of a countrywide identification. The argument over variety discloses competing conceptions of Turkish area and time the place definitions of the east and the west, and interpretations of the earlier and the current respectively have been hotly contested.

John Morgan O'Connell makes an important contribution to the examine of Turkish track particularly and Turkish heritage typically. Conceived as a old ethnography, the ebook brings jointly archival assets and ethnographic fabrics to supply a serious revision of Turkish historiography, tune delivering a locus for interrogating singular representations of a countrywide past.

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