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When we think of composers, we usually envision an isolated artist separate from the orchestra—someone alone in a study, surround by staff paper—and in Europe and America this image generally has been accurate. For most of Japan’s musical history, however, no such role existed—composition and performance were deeply intertwined.  Only when Japan began to embrace Western culture in the late nineteenth century did the role of the composer emerge. In Composing Japanese Musical Modernity, Bonnie Wade uses an investigation of this new musical role to offer new insights not just into Japanese music but Japanese modernity at large and global cosmopolitan culture.
            

Wade examines the short history of the composer in Japanese society, looking at the creative and economic opportunities that have sprung up around them—or that they forged—during Japan’s astonishingly fast modernization. She shows that modernist Japanese composers have not bought into the high modernist concept of the autonomous artist, instead remaining connected to the people. Articulating Japanese modernism in this way, Wade tells a larger story of international musical life, of the spaces in which tradition and modernity are able to meet and, ultimately, where modernity itself has been made. 

About the Author

Bonnie Wade is professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of many books, including Imaging Sound: An Ethnomusicological Study of Music, Art, and Culture in Mughal India, also published by the University of Chicago Press, and most recently Music in Japan: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I: Composers in the Infrastructures of Japanese Modernity

Chapter 1. The Primary Connection: Music and Education
Chapter 2 Connectivities of Government, Education, Industry, and Commerce
Part II: Japanese Composers in Shared Cultural Spaces of Western Music

Chapter 3 International Participation in the Shared Space of Concert Music in the Global Cosmopolitan Culture
Chapter 4 Hogaku in the Environment of Shared Cultural Space in Japanese Musical Modernity

Part III: The Presence in Japan of European Spheres of Musical Participation

Chapter 5 Composing for European Instrumental Ensembles
Chapter 6 Composing for Chorus
Conclusion
Chronology

Notes

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226085210
Author:
Wade, Bonnie C.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology
Subject:
General Music
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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