John Morgan O'Connell's Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923–1938) (SOAS PDF

By John Morgan O'Connell

The early-Republican period (1923-1938) used to be a massive interval of musical and cultural switch in Turkey. Alaturka: sort in Turkish track is a examine of the importance of fashion in Turkish tune and, particularly, the polemical debate approximately an jap variety of Turkish track (called, alaturka) that built in this wealthy and intricate period of Turkish historical past. Representing greater than two decades of analysis, the booklet explores the stylistic different types that exhibit the intersection among song and tradition; the various chapters deal with musical fabrics, musical practices and musical contexts in flip. educated by means of severe methods to musical aesthetics in ethnomusicology in addition to musicology and anthropology, the publication focuses upon a local discourse approximately musical type, highlighting a modern apprehension concerning the applicable structure of a countrywide id. The argument over sort discloses competing conceptions of Turkish area and time the place definitions of the east and the west, and interpretations of the prior and the current respectively have been hotly contested. John Morgan O'Connell makes an important contribution to the research of Turkish track specifically and Turkish background as a rule. Conceived as a ancient ethnography, the ebook brings jointly archival assets and ethnographic fabrics to supply a serious revision of Turkish historiography, song supplying a locus for interrogating singular representations of a countrywide past.

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