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Music: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Nicholas Cook

9780198726043
Paperback
February 2021

Very Short Introductions

Nicholas Cook explores the nature of music, how we think about it, its social and cultural dimensions, and its history. He discusses the many musical traditions across the world and the interactions between them. He also considers performance, how composers create music, and the position of music in today's globalized society.

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World Music: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Philip V. Bohlman

9780198829140
Paperback
July 2020

Very Short Introductions

From folk music to worldbeat, world music holds the power to evoke the exotic and give voice to the voiceless. This new edition shows how dramatic political changes are affecting the ways in which people produce and listen to world music, and addresses how new technologies and the internet alter the way we disseminate and listen to it.

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