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Tracing Tangueros: Argentine Tango Instrumental Music (Hardback)

Kacey Link, Kristin Wendland

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ISBN 10: 0199348227 / ISBN 13: 9780199348220
Edité par Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2016
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Tracing Tangueros offers an inside view of Argentine tango music in the context of the growth and development of the art form s instrumental and stylistic innovations. Rather than perpetuating the glamorous worldwide conceptions that often only reflect the tango that left Argentina nearly 100 years ago, authors Kacey Link and Kristin Wendland trace tango s historical and stylistic musical trajectory in Argentina, beginning with the guardia nueva s crystallization of the genre in the 1920s, moving through tango s Golden Age (1925-1955), and culminating with the Music of Buenos Aires today. Through the transmission, discussion, examination, and analysis of primary sources currently unavailable outside of Argentina, including scores, manuals of style, archival audio/video recordings, and live video footage of performances and demonstrations, Link and Wendland frame and define Argentine tango music as a distinct expression possessing its own musical legacy and characteristic musical elements.Beginning by establishing a broad framework of the tango art form, the book proceeds to move through twelve in-depth profiles of representative tangueros (tango musicians) within the genre s historical and stylistic trajectory. Through this focused examination of tangueros and their music, Link and Wendland show how the dynamic Argentine tango grows from one tanguero linked to another, and how the composition techniques and performance practices of each generation are informed by that of the past. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9780199348220

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Titre : Tracing Tangueros: Argentine Tango ...

Éditeur : Oxford University Press Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Tracing Tangueros offers an inside view of Argentine tango music in the context of the growth and development of the art form's instrumental and stylistic innovations. Rather than perpetuating the glamorous worldwide conceptions that often only reflect the tango that left Argentina nearly 100 years ago, authors Kacey Link and Kristin Wendland trace tango's historical and stylistic musical trajectory in Argentina, beginning with the guardia nueva's crystallization of the genre in the 1920s, moving through tango's Golden Age (1932-1955), and culminating with the "Music of Buenos Aires" today. Through the transmission, discussion, examination, and analysis of primary sources currently unavailable outside of Argentina, including scores, manuals of style, archival audio/video recordings, and live video footage of performances and demonstrations, Link and Wendland frame and define Argentine tango music as a distinct expression possessing its own musical legacy and characteristic musical elements.

Beginning by establishing a broad framework of the tango art form, the book proceeds to move through twelve in-depth profiles of representative tangueros (tango musicians) within the genre's historical and stylistic trajectory. Through this focused examination of tangueros and their music, Link and Wendland show how the dynamic Argentine tango grows from one tanguero linked to another, and how the composition techniques and performance practices of each generation are informed by that of the past.

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Kacey Link, D.M.A., is a pianist and scholar residing in Southern California. Kristin Wendland, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at Emory University Department of Music. Together they have given lectures and presentations on Argentine tango throughout the United States as invited university guests and for professional societies.

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