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Afterword: Whose Culture? Whose History? Whose Music?

Michael P. Steinberg

in The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195341867
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195341867.013.0023

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Afterword: Whose Culture? Whose History? Whose Music?

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This article discusses the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a musical group composed of various musicians from Palestine and other Middle Eastern countries. They show how music is a thing of the world, through their performances of works by various composers, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The article takes a look at the double agenda of the Divan, its pedagogical transformations, and their translations, techniques, and use of melancholy.

Keywords: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; double agenda; pedagogical transformations; melancholy; translations; techniques

Article.  5575 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Musicology and Music History

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