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The Music of Brazil

The Music of Brazil

This book provides professional musicologists and music lovers alike with a clear outline of the major trends, important composers, and currents of thought that have shaped the folk, popular, and art music that are an important part of Brazil's unique cultural heritage.

January 1983
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$25.00
224 pages | 6 x 9 | b&w illus., 77 music examples |
ISBN: 
978-0-292-75111-8
Description: 

Here is the most comprehensive history of Brazilian music available in English. Concise yet remarkably detailed, it provides professional musicologists and music lovers alike with a clear outline of the major trends, important composers, and currents of thought that have shaped the folk, popular, and art music that are an important part of Brazil's unique cultural heritage.

The Music of Brazil contains over seventy musical examples representing musical idiom and form throughout recent history. A useful glossary introduces the reader to the key terms of Brazilian music, from agogô—a percussion instrument composed of two bells—to xocalho—a wooden or metal rattler.

Contents: 
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Music in the Colony
  • 2. The Braganças in Brazil
  • 3. The Awakening of Nationalism
  • 4. Folk, Popular, and Art Music
  • 5. The Nationalist Composers
  • 6. After Modernismo
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Author: 

David P. Appleby was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is a concert pianist and an author in the realm of Brazilian Music. Until retirement, he was Professor of Music at Eastern Illinois University.