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Serbian & Greek Art Music

A Patch to Western Music History

The music of Serbia and Greece has long been a vital part of Balkan culture, but it has been excluded from the academic canon of Western music history. Katy Romanou corrects this oversight with Serbian and Greek Art Music, the first book in English on the subject. Written by seven renowned musicologists, the book stresses the interaction between music and politics and relates the efforts of local musicians to synchronize their musical environment with the West. Focusing on music education, musical culture, and creation, this timely volume will be of interest to musicologists and scholars of Balkan culture.

176 pages | 20 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2009

Music: General Music

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Table of Contents



Katy Romanou

A Note on the Transliteration of Names


Chapter 1: Serbian Musical Theater from the Mid-19th Century until World War II

Biljana Milanovic

Chapter 2: Musical Life in Serbia in the First Half of the 20th Century: Institutions and Repertoire

Katarina Tomaševic

Chapter 3: Features of the Serbian Symphony in the First Half of the 20th Century

Biljana Milanovic

Chapter 4: The Music of Ljubic Maric: the National and the Universal in Harmony

Melita Milin

Chapter 5: Serbian Music of the Second Half of the 20th Century: From Socialist Realism to Postmodernism

Melita Milin


Chapter 6: The Ionian Islands

Katy Romanou

Chapter 7: The Greek National Music School

Yannis Belonis

Chapter 8: Nikos Skalkottas

Katy Romanou

Chapter 9: Chrestou, Adames, Koukos: Greek Avant-garde Music During the Second Half of the 20th Century

Nick Poulakis

Index of Persons

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