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By Ralph P. Locke

ISBN-10: 1107012376

ISBN-13: 9781107012370

ISBN-10: 1108448410

ISBN-13: 9781108448413

throughout the years 1500–1800, ecu acting arts reveled in a kaleidoscope of Otherness: Middle-Eastern harem girls, fortune-telling Spanish 'Gypsies', Incan monks, Barbary pirates, moresca dancers, and extra. during this prequel to his 2009 ebook Musical Exoticism, Ralph P. Locke explores how unique locales and their population have been characterised in musical genres starting from instrumental items and renowned songs to oratorios, ballets, and operas. Locke's research bargains new insights into much-loved masterworks via composers reminiscent of Cavalli, Lully, Purcell, Rameau, Handel, Vivaldi, Gluck, and Mozart. In those works, evocations of ethnic and cultural Otherness frequently mingle allure with envy or worry, and a few items have been understood on the time as commenting on stipulations in Europe itself. Locke's available research, including a number of musical examples and infrequent illustrations, can be of curiosity to somebody who's intrigued by way of the connection among song and cultural heritage and through the demanding situations of cross-cultural (mis)understanding.

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