Autumn 2003 (11.3)
in Print about Azerbaijan?
Routledge Press has
just published, "Song from the Land of Fire: Continuity
and Change in Azerbaijani Mugham" by Inna Naroditskaya.
This is part of Routledge's new series: Current Research in Ethnomusicology,
which seeks to publish cutting-edge work by emerging scholars
in the field of ethnomusicology. Other books in the series describe
the music of Yugoslavia, Belarus, Brazil, Bali and Mindanao.
"Song from the Land of Fire" explores Azerbaijani musical
culture, a subject previously unexamined by American and European
scholars of ethnomusicology. It is the first monograph on Azerbaijani
music in the English language.
The book contains notations of mugham performance-a fusion of
traditional poetry and musical improvisation-and analysis of
hybrid genres, such as mugham-operas and symphonic mugham by
Naroditskaya provides the historical and political contexts for
mugham and profiles the musicians, musical genealogies and musical
institutions of Azerbaijan. The book also includes an audio CD.
"Song from the Land of Fire: Continuity and Change in Azerbaijanian
Mugham" by Inna Naroditskaya, Routledge: New York &
London, 2003. Hard bound, ISBN 0-415-94021-4, photos, 288 pages,
$80. Available at Barnes & Noble (BN.com) or AMAZON.com,
or directly from Routledge in the U.S. at (800) 634-7064. Visit:
Naroditskaya teaches at Northwestern University in Evanstan,
Illinois. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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