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Performing Democracy Bulgarian Music and Musicians in Transition

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ISBN-10: 0226078272

ISBN-13: 9780226078274

Edition: 2006

Authors: Donna A. Buchanan

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'Performing Democracy' argues that the performances of traditional music groups in the 1990s may be interpreted as agents of political transition. The author shows how music & political ideology in Bulgaria are closely entwined.
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/16/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Notes on Transliteration and Pronunciation
Socialist Culture in Transition
"Going as Guests": Ethnography and Commensality under Socialism
From the Square to the Stage: Musical Life through the 1940s
The "Folkloric Philharmonia": Building Professional Ensembles and Orchestras
Writing Nationalism, Rewriting Tradition: Politics, Professionalism, and Music Composition
Nationalist Narratives: Marketing Bulgarian Identities through Folk Ensemble Tableaus
"Cutting the National Crystal": The "Koutev Line"
A Pirin Spectacle
Legendary Rodopa: Cradle of Orpheus
Thracian Tales
Ethnography and Antistructure
Balkana and Le mystere des voix bulgares
"Tell Me How a Pepper Is Planted": Song as Social History
Democracy or "Crazy-ocracy"? Musical Interpretations