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This revised and updated study aims to offer an authoritative and interesting text on traditional Japanese music. It covers the full range of religious, dramatic and folk music of Japan, and includes an audio CD of music samples.
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"... the new, revised and updated edition of the book that has become the standard text." -- Donald Richie, The Japan Times
"A splendid and epoch-making book." -- Notes
"Malm's achievement is spectacular... The Western reader is offered a great wealth of information, both general and specific." -- New York Times Book Review
"The first well-balanced general introduction to Japanese music." -- Japan Quarterly
"This book is as intelligent as it is beautiful... both informative and entertaining." -- Mainichi Daily News
WILLIAM P. MALM, born in Illinois in 1928, received his BM (1949) and MM (1950) in composition from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of California at Los Angeles (1959). He developed an ethnomusicology program at the University of Michigan (1960-94) which included an ensemble of nagauta and edobayashi. As director of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments (1980-94) he expanded its use in education and research. Among his publications are Nagauta: The Heart of Kabuki Music (1963); Music Cultures of the Pacific, the Near East, and Asia (1966); Six Hidden Views of Japanese Music (1986); and-a joint effort-Theater as Music (1990), in which one act of a bunraku puppet play is examined. As a teacher at Michigan he received the Henry Russel, Alumni Merit, and Legislature awards, and in 1993 he was given the Koizumi Fumio Prize in Ethnomusicology.
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