Music of the Ottoman Court: Makam, Composition and the Early Ottoman Instrumental Repertoire (Handbook of Oriental Studies: Section 1; The Near and Middle East #177) (Hardcover)

Music of the Ottoman Court: Makam, Composition and the Early Ottoman Instrumental Repertoire (Handbook of Oriental Studies: Section 1; The Near and Middle East #177) By Walter Feldman Cover Image

Music of the Ottoman Court: Makam, Composition and the Early Ottoman Instrumental Repertoire (Handbook of Oriental Studies: Section 1; The Near and Middle East #177) (Hardcover)

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Between 1600 and 1750 Ottoman Turkish music differentiated itself from an older Persianate art music and developed the genres antecedent to modern Turkish art music. Based on a translation of Demetrius Cantemir's seminal "Book of the Science of Music" from the early eighteenth century, this work is the first to bring together contemporaneous notations, musical treatises, literary sources, travellers' accounts and iconography. These present a synthetic picture of the emergence of Ottoman composed and improvised instrumental music. A detailed comparison of items in the notated Collections of Cantemir and of Bobowski--from fifty years earlier--together with relevant treatises, reveal key aspects of modality, melodic progression and rhythmic structures.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004531253
ISBN-10: 9004531254
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: December 20th, 2023
Pages: 588
Language: English
Series: Handbook of Oriental Studies: Section 1; The Near and Middle East