The Resource "Silk and bamboo" music in Shanghai : the jiangnan sizhu instrumental ensemble tradition, J. Lawrence Witzleben, (electronic resource)

"Silk and bamboo" music in Shanghai : the jiangnan sizhu instrumental ensemble tradition, J. Lawrence Witzleben, (electronic resource)

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"Silk and bamboo" music in Shanghai : the jiangnan sizhu instrumental ensemble tradition
Title
"Silk and bamboo" music in Shanghai
Title remainder
the jiangnan sizhu instrumental ensemble tradition
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J. Lawrence Witzleben
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eng
Summary
Of all the world's major musical cultures, that of China may well be the least thoroughly understood and most often misunderstood by Western scholars and music lovers,writes J. Lawrence Witzleben. Witzleben adds to the understanding of this musical culture with the first book-length study of one of China's most influential regional musical traditions. The first Western ethnomusicologist admitted to a Chinese conservatory, Witzleben presents a multifaceted study, based on more than two years of fieldwork in the early 1900s, of silk and bamboo string and wind music (Jiangnan sizhu) in Shanghai. Although Jiangnan sizhu is a regional tradition, enjoyed by only a small part of the population, an indepth look at it reveals much about Chinese musical culture. Jiangnan sizhu is deeply rooted in everyday life, and those who perform and enjoy it represent a broad spectrum of Chinese society. It is cultivated as an amateur art, but many of its performers are closely tied to the professional musical community. And although it is a regional genre, it has been highly influential in the development of contemporary solo and ensemble music for Chinese instruments. Through his varied experiences as student, performer, and participant-observer, Witzleben is able to present and discuss the perspectives of musicians in Shanghai and of Chinese scholars and teachers, as well as those of a Western-trained ethnomusicologist. The result is a comprehensive understanding of Jiangnan sizhu its musical sounds and concepts; the people who play, teach, and learn the music; and the environment in which it is and has been played, heard, and discussed
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781.62/951051132
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3746.8.S5
LC item number
W57 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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World musics
"Silk and bamboo" music in Shanghai : the jiangnan sizhu instrumental ensemble tradition, J. Lawrence Witzleben, (electronic resource)
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"Silk and bamboo" music in Shanghai : the jiangnan sizhu instrumental ensemble tradition, J. Lawrence Witzleben, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-186) and index
  • Discography: p. 187-189
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multicolored
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ocm45733912
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Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 197 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781612770956
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(electronic bk.)
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