MUSIC OF LATIN AMERICA by Nicolas Slonimsky

MUSIC OF LATIN AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An extremely important book for all music departments in schools and colleges and libraries, as the author, himself critic and composer and author of Music Since 1000, analyzes the patterns of musical culture of 20 Latin American countries. He gives as background an account of his own concert tour, the musical centers, leading personalities, and factual data on instruments, songs, dances, etc. Then specifically, country by country, he evaluates the origins, national types, rhythms, themes -- the musicians and composers -- and the availability of their works in this country. Valuable reference work, illustrated by halftones, and including glossary, musical dictionary, etc.

Pub Date: June 26th, 1945
Publisher: Crowell