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Song from the Land of Fire Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods

By Inna Naroditskaya Copyright 2003
    ISBN 9781138878372
    288 Pages
    Published April 23, 2015 by Routledge

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    Published July 29, 2003 by Routledge

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    Song from the Land of Fire explores Azerbaijanian musical culture, a subject previously unexamined by American and European scholars. This book contains notations of mugham performance--a fusion of traditional poetry and musical improvisation--and analysis of hybrid genres, such as mugham-operas and symphonic mugham by native composers. Intimately connected to the awakening of Azerbaijanian national consciousness while ruled by the Russian Empire and the USSR, mugham is inseparable from the contexts in which it is produced and heard. Inna Naroditskaya provides the historical and political contexts for mugham and profiles the musicians, musical genealogies, and musical institutions of Azerbaijan.

    List of Illustrations List of Musical Examples List of Musical Examples on Compact Disc Preface Acknowledgments 1. Split Identity: The Historical and Literary Heritage of Azerbaijan 2. Mugham Is Not Music: The Complex Aesthetics of Islam 3. A Wave of Melodious Sound: The Basics of mugham 4. The Sound of Traditional mugham 5. The Social History of mugham 6. Fathers and Sons, Masters and Disciples 7. Symphonic mugham 8. Women's Voices Defying and Defining the Culture 9. Conclusion: mugham and Nationhood Epilogue: Travel Notes Glossary Bibliography Index

    Biography

    Inna Naroditskaya is Professor of Musicology at Northwestern University, US.

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