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Polish Folk Music: Slavonic Heritage - Polish Tradition - Contemporary Trends (Cambridge Studies in Ethnomusicology)

Anna Czekanowska

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ISBN 10: 0521300908 / ISBN 13: 9780521300902
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1991
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Polish Folk Music: Slavonic Heritage - ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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This study of Polish folk music examines the history and practice of the musical tradition while offering an illuminating view of a culture and its social activities. Anna Czekanowska analyzes the vocal and instrumental traditions of Polish folk music, tracing the background history, the influences of geography, politics, and social events such as the harvest, the solstice, and weddings. Czekanowska also discusses the birth of Polish ethnomusicology as a discipline and details some methodological aspects for research. The book contains numerous illustrations of instruments and cultural events, music examples, maps, a discography, and a bibliography.

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Within her study, Anna Czekanowska analyses the vocal and instrumental traditions of Polish folk music, tracing the background history, the influences of geography and politics, and the practice, often within contemporary society, of such social events as the harvest, the solstice and weddings.

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