Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series)

Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series)

Timothy Rice / Feb 19, 2020

Music in Bulgaria Experiencing Music Expressing Culture Global Music Series Music in Bulgaria is one of several case study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically the core book in the Global Music Series Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse

  • Title: Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series)
  • Author: Timothy Rice
  • ISBN: 9780195141481
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Music in Bulgaria is one of several case study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world It sets the stage for an array of case study volumes, each of which focuses on aMusic in Bulgaria is one of several case study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world It sets the stage for an array of case study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present Visit oup us globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study Music in Bulgaria presents a focused introduction to the rich and varied tradition of Bulgarian music Taking readers on a tour of the country s musical landscape, it explores ways in which Bulgaria s rural traditions affect the expression and interpretation of its music and examines how Bulgaria s history has influenced its music over many decades The book also shows how musical traditions have been preserved and have flourished despite the social changes brought about by the post WWII era of industrialization, modernization, and urbanization Timothy Rice demonstrates how Bulgarian music in addition to being an art and an entertainment is deeply embedded in the cultural, social, economic, and political life of the country He analyzes how this music has spread to other cultures and how it has made its mark on new forms of popular music Brief lessons on how ethnomusicologists conduct their research are also included Written in a lively style accessible to both students and general readers, Music in Bulgaria features vivid eyewitness accounts of performances, interviews with performers, and glossaries of Bulgarian and musical terms Incorporating numerous listening examples and other activities that help readers learn to listen, sing, and dance to Bulgarian music, this volume is packaged with a 70 minute CD containing examples of the music discussed.

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    About "Timothy Rice"

      • Timothy Rice

        Timothy Rice is a professor of ethnomusicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music He specializes in the traditional music of the Balkans, especially from the Slavic speaking nations of Bulgaria and Macedonia He has served the field of ethnomusicology in a variety of ways, including editing the journal Ethnomusicology 1981 1984 , acting as President of the Society for Ethnomusicology 2003 2005 , and serving on the Executive Board of the International Council for Traditional Music 2007 20013 He served as Associate Dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture from 2005 to 2008 He served as director of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music from 2007 to 2013.


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    1. Timothy Rice's MUSIC IN BULGARIA, part of Oxford University Press' "Global Music" series, is a concise introduction to the world of Bulgarian musical life from peasant traditions of centuries past to the pop-folk ("chalga") combination enjoyed by modern urban listeners. Unlike Rice's earlier work on the subject, MAY IT FILL YOUR SOUL: Experiencing Bulgarian Music, this volume assumes no prior study of enthography, but a knowledge of basic music theory is vital to making the most out of it.Rice b [...]


    2. I really enjoyed this one, because Eastern European music has always been interesting to me. This one kept to the simpler side of musical analysis while still exploring the structure and features of the music. Rice also looked at the musical repercussions of social change that occurred in Bulgaria over the course of the 20th century, often revealing his nostalgia for pre-WWII rural village life. Unlike the other books I read in this series, Music In Bulgaria also sheds light on the methods and c [...]


    3. A volume in the Global Music Series. I appreciated the way this book emphasized the relationship between politics and different styles of music, and treated the modern popular music as well as the traditional folk music. There was also an interesting chapter on Bulgarian music as "world music", i.e. on the appropriation of Bulgarian music in the U.S. (e.g. the "Xena" theme) and the different meaning it has here compared to its meaning in Bulgaria.


    4. Rice not only gave a thorough analysis of the history and changes in Bulgarian music but he accompanied it with the most beautiful and appropriate song selection. The collection itself spans both ancient and modern styles and manages to give the interested reader all that she/he needs to fall in love with the music and culture of this beautiful country.


    5. Really cool book about music and music traditions of Bulgaria. The only thing I did not like was the organization and even then the organization was not that bad. The CD with the listening examples was pretty cool.


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