The ten EPMOW Genre volumes contain entries on the genres of music that have been or currently are popular in countries and communities all over the world. Included are discussions on cultural, historical and geographic origins; technical musical characteristics; instrumentation and use of voice; lyrics and language; typical features of performance and presentation; historical development and paths and modes of dissemination; influence of technology, the music industry and political and economic circumstances; changing stylistic features; notable and influential performers; and relationships to other genres and sub-genres.
This volume, on the music of Europe, features a wide range of entries and in-depth essays. All entries conclude with a bibliography, discographical references and discography, with additional information on sheet music listings and visual recordings. Written and edited by a team of distinguished popular music scholars and professionals, this is an exceptional resource for anybody studying or researching the history and development of popular music.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Number of pages: 936
Weight: 1670 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
Genre is a term that musicians can argue about endlessly, but the editors of the EPMOW have taken a broad view, situating genre in social contexts as well as scrutinizing musical features. The advantages of doing so are seen in this exciting and far-reaching collection of scholarly articles. This eleventh volume not only explores a huge variety of European musical types and styles, but also examines music associated with social spaces, ethnic identities, and cultural institutions. Anyone wanting to compare Heavy Metal in Finland with Heavy Metal in Italy, or Hip-Hop in Poland with Hip-Hop in Sweden, or who simply seeks an explanation of Schuhplatter or Tallava, now has an indispensable reference guide. Warmly recommended. * Derek B. Scott, Professor of Critical Musicology, University of Leeds, UK *
A remarkable and comprehensively helpful and subtle reference work. * Reference Reviews *
"The numbered Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World set (2003-) continues to publish topical volumes ... Summing Up: Recommended." * CHOICE *