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Orientalism

Ralph P. Locke

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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In its strict sense, the dialects of musical Exoticism within Western art music that evoke the East or the orient; in a broader sense, the attitude toward those same geo-cultural regions as expressed in certain Western musical works, regardless of whether a given work evokes the music of the region or not. The ‘orient’ in the term ‘orientalism’ is generally taken to mean either the Islamic Middle East (e.g. North Africa, Turkey, Arabia, Persia), or

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Subjects: Music

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