126 pages | 16 B/W Illus.
Musicians’ Migratory Patterns: The Adriatic Coasts contains essays dedicated to the movement of musicians along and across the coasts of the Adriatic Sea. In the course of this book, the musicians become narrators of their own stories seen through the lenses of wanderlust, opportunity, exile, and refuge. Essayists in this collection are scholars hailing from Croatia, Italy, and Greece. They are internationally known for their passionate advocacy of musicians’ migratory rights and faithfulness to the lesson imparted by the history of immigration in the broadest of terms.
Spanning the Venetian Republic’s domination, the demise of the Ottoman Empire, the European nationalistic movements of mid-nineteenth century, the shocking outcomes of World War One, and the dramatic shifts of frontiers that continue to occur in our time, the chapters of this book guide the reader on a voyage through the Adriatic Sea—from the Gulf of Venice and the peninsula of Istria, to Albania, the Island of Corfu, and other Ionian outposts.
Chapter 1. Adriatic Geo-Musicology: A Premise
Chapter 2. Tragedy and Hope in the Strait of Otranto
Chapter 3. Music Migrations and Creative Assimilations: The Ionian Islands
Chapter 4. The Sailors’ Chord: Comparative Research on Traditional Singing in the Quattro Province,
the Ionian Islands, and Dalmatia
Chapter 5. Musicians on the Move in the Early Modern Era: An Instrumental Pilgrimage to L’Aquila
Chapter 6. The Migration of Seventeenth-Century Music Repertoire to the Cathedral of Hvar in
Chapter 7. Migration of Musicians as an Integrative Principle: The Case of the East Adriatic Coast in
the Eighteenth Century
Created in 2009, Cultural Expressions in Music began as a series of monographs that sought to promote and share the diversity of perspectives, cultures, experiences, philosophies, and contributions of The College Music Society’s membership and the music community at large. This series has now entered a new phase. The volumes published under this rubric follow the tenets of geo-musicology, an interdisciplinary outreach of recent coinage, which integrates musical expression, geo-political thinking, and migratory movement of musicians, musical genres, styles, repertoire, and practices. The monographs and edited collections in the series urge readers worldwide to reflect, musically and culturally, upon one of the most pressing issues of our time: immigration.