Music, Language and Identity in Greece. Defining a National Art Music in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Edited by Polina Tambakaki, Panos Vlagopoulos, Katerina Levidou and Roderick Beaton. London and New York: Routledge 2020. ISBN 978-1-138-28002-1 xiv+318pp.
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This is a ground-breaking publication. Originating in a conference held in Athens in 2015, it brings together papers by nineteen specialists in various aspects of Greek culture, and, in the absence of anything resembling an English-language general history of Greek music, and given the general inaccessibility of publications dealing with these topics outside Greece, will be of fundamental importance to anyone with more than a passing interest in them.
Keywords:music / language / identity / Greece / national art
Source:Musicology, 2020, 28, 281-283
- Belgrade : Institute of Musicology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts