Zon, Bennett/Clayton, Martin: Music & Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s–1940s (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Subtitle: Portrayal of the East Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Contents and Reviews


Contents: Introduction, Martin Clayton and Bennett Zon. Part I Portrayal of the East: Encountering the other, redefining the self: Hindostannie airs, Haydn's folksong settings and the 'common practice' style, Nicholas Cook; Mamia, Ammani and other Bayadères: Europe's portrayal of India's temple dancers, Joep Bor; Musical renaissance and its margins in England and India, 1874–1914, Martin Clayton; Mizrakh, Jewish music and the journey to the East, Philip V. Bohlman and Ruth Davis. Part II Interpreting Concert Music: Granville Bantock and the Orient in the Midlands, Fiona Richards; 'An inoffensive thing': Elgar, The Crown of India and Empire, Corissa Gould; Patriotic vigour or voice of the Orient? Re-reading Elgar's Caractacus, Laura Upperton; Negotiating orientalism: the Kaccheri and the critic in colonial South India, Lakshmi Subramanian. Part III Words and Music: 'Violent passions' and 'inhuman excess': simplicity and the representation of non-Western music in 19th-century British travel literature, Bennett Zon; Creative women and 'exoticism' at the last fin-de-siècle, Sophie Fuller; Tom-toms, dream-fugues and poppy juice: East meets West in 19th-century fiction, Phyllis Weliver. Part IV The Orientalist Stage: Chu Chin Chow and orientalist musical theatre in Britain during the First World War, William A. Everett; A parallel reading of the 'Oriental' and South American opera libretti set by Sir Henry Bishop, Claire Mabilat; Musicking the other: orientalism in the Hindi cinema, Greg Booth. Index.