Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series) ❮Download❯ ➼ Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series) Author Timothy Rice – Music in Bulgaria is one of several case study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically the core book in the Global Music Series Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse c Music in Bulgaria is one of several case Bulgaria: Experiencing PDF/EPUB ì study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically the core book in the Global Music Series Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world It sets the stage for an array of case study volumes each of which focuses on a single area of the world Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure covering historical information and traditions Music in eBook ☆ as they relate to the present Visit wwwoupcomusglobalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study Music in Bulgaria presents a focused introduction to the rich and varied tradition of Bulgarian music Taking readers on a tour of the country's musical landscape it explores ways in which Bulgaria's rural traditions affect the expression and interpretation of its music and examines how Bulgaria's history has influenced its music over many decades The book also shows how in Bulgaria: Experiencing PDF Ç musical traditions have been preserved and have flourished despite the social changes brought about by the post WWII era of industrialization modernization and urbanization Timothy Rice demonstrates how Bulgarian music in addition to being an art and an entertainment is deeply embedded in the cultural social economic and political life of the country He analyzes how this music has spread to other cultures and how it has made its mark on new forms of popular music Brief lessons on how ethnomusicologists conduct their research are also included Written in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing eBook ☆ in a lively style accessible to both students and general readers Music in Bulgaria features in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing eBook ☆ vivid eyewitness accounts of performances interviews with performers and glossaries of Bulgarian and musical terms Incorporating numerous listening examples and other activities that help readers learn to listen sing and dance to Bulgarian music this volume is packaged with a minute CD containing examples of the music discussed.

5 thoughts on “Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series)

  1. Christopher Christopher says:

    Timothy Rice's MUSIC IN BULGARIA part of Oxford University Press' Global Music series is a concise introduction to the world of Bulgarian musical life from peasant traditions of centuries past to the pop folk chalga combination enjoyed by modern urban listeners Unlike Rice's earlier work on the subject MAY IT FILL YOUR SOUL Experiencing Bulgarian Music this volume assumes no prior study of enthography but a knowledge of basic music theory is vital to making the most out of itRice begins with the wedding music scene the only survival of village communal music that exists in the lives of average urban Bulgarians Describing a wedding in Sofia he gives a portrait of Maria Stoyanova a player of the gaida bagpipe brought with a well known band for this lavish event He next describes a Roma wedding in a village the next place Stoyanova was invited to perform After this fairly substantial dive into Bulgarian music Rice gives a systematic tour such as the distinctive characteristics of each region's music The reader will learn how to tell a Shop song from Pirin singing recognise the several most common traditional instruments and understand the origin of various kinds of music in the agricultural calendarThe next portion of the book deals with the impact of politics on music explaining how folk music was sanatized by the Communist government and then exported abroad as world music Les Mystere des Voix Bulgares is the most well known example Many American musicians and listeners have been fascinated with the sound of this state crafted music whether because of its interesting rhythms its otherworldly harmonies or for a subset of choral fans because its female voices can be taken as a feminist statement However Rice is critical of those who take some aspects of Bulgaria's music without wanting to truly understand the social and cultural background of this rich heritage Finally Rice describes the most recent redaction of folk music in Bulgaria the combination of folk inspiration with modern instruments that creates the genre known as popfolk or chalgaThroughout the book Rice gives us some neat details about the music described including instructions for the pravo horo danced at weddings the lyrics of famous songs and the scores of some tunes I must say I was frustrated by the simple level of the writing The Global Music series is meant for college readers but here it seems like a high school audience is held in mind here Nonetheless this is a fun and informative book sure to entertain and enlighten English speaking fans of Bulgarian music

  2. Carol Carol says:

    I really enjoyed this one because Eastern European music has always been interesting to me This one kept to the simpler side of musical analysis while still exploring the structure and features of the music Rice also looked at the musical repercussions of social change that occurred in Bulgaria over the course of the 20th century often revealing his nostalgia for pre WWII rural village life Unlike the other books I read in this series Music In Bulgaria also sheds light on the methods and concerns of ethnomusicologists

  3. James F James F says:

    A volume in the Global Music Series I appreciated the way this book emphasized the relationship between politics and different styles of music and treated the modern popular music as well as the traditional folk music There was also an interesting chapter on Bulgarian music as world music ie on the appropriation of Bulgarian music in the US eg the Xena theme and the different meaning it has here compared to its meaning in Bulgaria

  4. Carlos Carlos says:

    Rice not only gave a thorough analysis of the history and changes in Bulgarian music but he accompanied it with the most beautiful and appropriate song selection The collection itself spans both ancient and modern styles and manages to give the interested reader all that shehe needs to fall in love with the music and culture of this beautiful country

  5. Rhea Rhea says:

    Really cool book about music and music traditions of Bulgaria The only thing I did not like was the organization and even then the organization was not that bad The CD with the listening examples was pretty cool

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