On Western Travellers who described and drew inspiration from "Eastern" instruments and music, ca.1830s-1850s

Little, Jonathan D. (2000) On Western Travellers who described and drew inspiration from "Eastern" instruments and music, ca.1830s-1850s. FoMRHI Quarterly [Journal of the Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historic Instruments] (98). pp. 41-45.

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Abstract

This concise article samples and distills, in overview, some essential descriptions, line drawings, and musical transcriptions, which ultimately came to inspire Western composers entranced by the concept of the "Orient" in the mid nineteenth century - as documented by two intrepid early "ethnomusicologist-travellers": the British Egyptologist/Orientalist, Edward William Lane (1801-76), and the influential French composer-explorer, Felicien David (1810-76).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Communication No.1690. (Scanned back copies of FoMRHI Quarterly are freely available via the link provided.)
Uncontrolled Keywords: musical orientalism, ethnomusicology, E. W. Lane, Felicien David, Hector Berlioz, Desert Symphony, Le Desert
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Departments > Music
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Depositing User: Jonathan Little
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 09:43
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2281

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