Serbian & Greek Art Music

A Patch to Western Music History

Edited by Katy Romanou

Edited by Katy Romanou

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

176 pages | 20 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2009
Cloth $43.00 ISBN: 9781841502786 Published September 2009

The music of Serbia and Greece has long been a vital part of Balkan culture, but it has been excluded from the academic canon of Western music history. Katy Romanou corrects this oversight with Serbian and Greek Art Music, the first book in English on the subject. Written by seven renowned musicologists, the book stresses the interaction between music and politics and relates the efforts of local musicians to synchronize their musical environment with the West. Focusing on music education, musical culture, and creation, this timely volume will be of interest to musicologists and scholars of Balkan culture.

Contents

Contributors

 

Foreword

Katy Romanou

 

A Note on the Transliteration of Names

 

PART I: ART MUSIC IN SERBIA

 

Chapter 1: Serbian Musical Theater from the Mid-19th Century until World War II

Biljana Milanovic

 

Chapter 2: Musical Life in Serbia in the First Half of the 20th Century: Institutions and Repertoire

Katarina Tomaševic

 

Chapter 3: Features of the Serbian Symphony in the First Half of the 20th Century

Biljana Milanovic

 

Chapter 4: The Music of Ljubic Maric: the National and the Universal in Harmony

Melita Milin

 

Chapter 5: Serbian Music of the Second Half of the 20th Century: From Socialist Realism to Postmodernism

Melita Milin

 

PART II: ART MUSIC IN GREECE

 

Chapter 6: The Ionian Islands

Katy Romanou

 

Chapter 7: The Greek National Music School

Yannis Belonis

 

Chapter 8: Nikos Skalkottas

Katy Romanou

 

Chapter 9: Chrestou, Adames, Koukos: Greek Avant-garde Music During the Second Half of the 20th Century

Nick Poulakis

 

Index of Persons

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