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Music Traditions, Cultures & Contexts

Elliott, Robin, Smith, Gordon E.

Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press
ISBN 10: 155458177X / ISBN 13: 9781554581771
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Title: Music Traditions, Cultures & Contexts

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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A tribute to the ethnomusicologist Beverly Diamond, this title revisits important themes about understanding music traditions and music as an agent of social, cultural, and political change. Editor(s): Elliot, Robin; Smith, Gordon. Num Pages: 366 pages, Illustrations, ports., music. BIC Classification: AVA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 228 x 153 x 22. Weight in Grams: 538. . 2010. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781554581771

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Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts is a tribute to the ethnomusicologist Beverley Diamond in recognition of her outstanding scholarly accomplishments. The volume includes essays by leading ethnomusicologists and music scholars as well as a biographical introduction.

The book?s contributors engage many of the critical themes in Diamond?s work, including musical historiography, musical composition in historical and contemporary frameworks, performance in diverse contexts, gender issues, music and politics, and how music is nested in and relates to broader issues in society. The essays raise important themes about knowing and understanding musical traditions and music itself as an agent of social, cultural, and political change. Music Traditions, Cultures, and Contexts will appeal to music scholars and students, as well as to a general audience interested in learning about how music functions as social process as well as sound.

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Robin Elliott taught at University College Dublin for six years before assuming the Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music at the University of Toronto in 2002. He has edited several books, including , with Gordon E. Smith, Istvan Anhalt: Pathways and Memory (2001) and with Friedemann Sallis and Kenneth DeLong, Centre and Periphery, Roots and Exile: Interpreting the Music of Istvan Anhalt and György Kurtág (WLU Press, 2009).

Gordon E. Smith is a professor of ethnomusicology at Queen?s University. Formerly director of the School of Music, he is currently Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science. His recent publications include Istvan Anhalt: Pathways and Memory (with Robin Elliott), Folk Music, Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology: Canadian Perspectives, Past and Present (2007); and Marius Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture (2008).

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