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Published: 22 March 2012

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780195368277

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Music in Korea

Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

Donna Lee Kwon, Edited by Bonnie C. Wade, and Patricia Shehan Campbell

Global Music Series

  • The first brief, single-volume textbook to provide thematic, succinct introductions to Korean music.
  • Based on the author's extensive fieldwork, the text features interviews with performers, eyewitness accounts of performances, and vivid illustrations.
  • Surveys the region using three themes: Korea as transnational player in East Asia, the intersection of Korean music and cultural politics, and Korea's maintenance of its strong cultural identity through both musical and aesthetic continuity.
  • Discusses both classical musical customs in Korea and contemporary developments.
  • Features listening activities that enable students to engage critically and actively with the text.
  • The included 70-minute CD contains examples of the music discussed in the text.
  • Supplementary material for instructors is available on the companion website.

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