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Keywords and Concepts: Hindustani Classical Music

Price : $13.75
ISBN # : 9788192304717
Author : Ashok Da. Ranade
pages: 172
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Promilla/BSA
Published : 2012

The author explores a novel approach to facilitate an easy understanding of the Hinsdustani tradition of Classical music following in the footsteps of Amarkosh (1000 A.D.)--probably the first thesaurus in the world. The strategy involves organizing the conceptual and the terminological material thematically. Three main themes and eight sections together identify and explain approximately two hundred and fifty terms and concepts fundamental to a deeper, intensive appreciation of Hindustani art music. The book contains 19 illustrations. The first part of the work consists of thematic groupings and the explanations, while the second is devoted to a detailed index. Principal meaning, derivation, historical background and the contemporary usage are kept in view in discussing the terms and concepts. The focus is on the contemporary performing tradition. The book will appeal to a wide and varied readership concert-goers, serious students of music and those who wish to understand music in a cultural setting.



Author Bio: Sangeetacharya Ashok Da. Ranade (1937-2011) was an internationally renowned vocalist (Hindustani Classical), composer, musicologist, enthnomusicologist, voice-culturist and a teacher with degrees in literature, law and music. He was the author of a number of authoritative books on Hindustani music and enthnomusicology.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 17 January, 2012.
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