Lives in Chinese Music

Lives in Chinese Music

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Until recently, most scholarly work on Chinese music in both Chinese and Western languages has focused on genres, musical structure, and general history and concepts, rather than on the musicians themselves. This volume breaks new ground by focusing on individual musicians active in different amateur and professional music scenes in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Chinese communities in Europe. Using biography to deepen understanding of Chinese music, contributors present contextualized portraits of rural folk singers, urban opera singers, literati, and musicians on both geographic and cultural frontiers._x000B__x000B_Contributors are Nimrod Baranovitch, Rachel Harris, Frank Kouwenhoven, Tong Soon Lee, Peter Micic, Helen Rees, Antoinet Schimmelpenninck, Shao Binsun, Jonathan P. J. Stock, and Bell Yung._x000B_I subsequently invited him to London in spring 2003 as part ofa touring group sponsored by Asian Music Circuit. ... Among the Uyghurs, a maa#39;jnun is a type of musician akin to the dervishes or ashi q, the religious mendicants who can still be found singing for ... The intoxication of the maa#39;jnun borders on madness.13 Abdulla Majnuna#39;s adopted name is in many ways fitting to his character and talent , but heanbsp;...

Title:Lives in Chinese Music
Author: Helen Rees
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2009-01-22

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