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Yogaku : Japanese Music in the Twentieth Century :  Japanese Music in the Twentieth Century - Luciana Galliano

Yogaku : Japanese Music in the Twentieth Century

Japanese Music in the Twentieth Century

By: Luciana Galliano, Martin Mayes (Translator)


Published: November 2002
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Yogaku discusses over a century of musical activity in Japan, detailing, in particular, the music that was inspired by Western music after the Meiji Restoration in the 19th century, and its development through the end of the 20th century. The book not only examines the infiltration of Western music into Japan, but it also provides insight into the aesthetical and theoretical aspects of Japanese musical thought.

Galliano does indeed succeed in combining stylistic analysis of music with aesthetic reflections and she effectively places musical developments within the broader sociocultural context. It is my hope that Galliano's superb study will help to bring serious attention to the wealth of creativity in contemporary Japanese music. Journal of Japanese Studies This meeting of two musical cultures is interestingly and thoughtfully described...undoubtedly a fine introduction to contemporary Japanese music and provides many insights into the aesthetic and theoretical aspects of Japanese musical thought. Music Teacher

Foreword to the Italian Edition
Foreword to the English Edition
Note on the Transliteration of Japanese Terms and Names
Introduction: Traditional Japanese Cultural Values and Japan's Transition into the Twentieth Centuryp. 3
The Introduction of Western Musicp. 27
The Role of Western Music in the Program of Modernization: Modernization through Westernization?p. 32
Travels and Musical Exchange: The First Foreign Musicians in Japan and the First Japanese Abroadp. 39
The Traditional and the New in Japanese Musicp. 51
The Evolution of a Western-Style Musical Language in the First Half of the Twentieth Centuryp. 65
The Influence of French and German Music on Japanese Composersp. 73
The Avant-Garde and Shinkop. 78
A New Musical Worldp. 91
Music Schools and the First Symphony Orchestrasp. 93
Music Journalsp. 95
The Birth of Operap. 99
Japanese Society and the Influence of Broadcasting and Recordingp. 104
Nationalism and Musicp. 113
Political Movements and the Proletarian Music Leaguep. 117
Propaganda and Censorshipp. 119
The Cultural and Social Situation in the Postwar Periodp. 127
Similarities and Differences with Europep. 130
Continuity and Change on the Postwar Music Scenep. 132
The Postwar Avant-Gardep. 149
Jikkenkobop. 150
Electronic Musicp. 166
The Twentieth-Century Music Laboratoryp. 173
Composer's Associationsp. 182
The 1960sp. 209
The Impact of Cage. Happening and Performance. The New Direction Group and Its Activitiesp. 221
The Boom in Traditional Musicp. 238
The Closing Decades of the Twentieth Centuryp. 259
The Leading Composers: Matsudaira, Yuasa, Takemitsu, Ishii, and Ichiyanagip. 259
An Overview of the Musical Situation in Japan in the Closing Decade of the Twentieth Centuryp. 284
Hogakup. 285
Other Composersp. 287
The Next Generationp. 298
List of Japanese Namesp. 319
List of Aesthetic and Musical Termsp. 325
Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 335
About the Authorp. 357
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ISBN: 9780810843257
ISBN-10: 0810843250
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 357
Published: November 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.62