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Victoria M. Clara van Groenendael. Translated by Maria J.L. van Yperen
The dramatic genre of the horse dance (jaranan) is part of an age-old Javanese tradition displaying wide local and regional variations. A striking feature of the performances of the majority of horse dance groups is the appearance of trance dancers. These are used as a means of establishing ...
René T.A. Lysloff
The book is structured around the translation of a Javanese shadow theater performance entitled Srikandhi Mbarang Lènggèr (“Srikandhi Becomes an Itinerant Dancer” or “Srikandhi Dances Lènggèr”), performed only in the Banyumas region (in west Central Java) by the locally renowned puppeteer, Ki ...
Recorded and edited in staff notation by Emmie te Nijenhuis
In this publication devotional songs of the South Indian composers Tyāgarāja, Muttusvāmi Dīkṣitar and Śyāma Śāstri are presented in a detailed Western music notation. The introductory chapters contain general cultural information, biographical details as well as the original song texts with an ...
By Keith Howard and Saparbek Kasmambetov
M.F.M. van den Berk
This book demonstrates for the first time that Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte is an enactment of the alchemical opus magnum, in the form of a chemical wedding, using Paracelsus's tria principia doctrine that was strongly prevalent among Freemasons towards the end of the 18th century.
David W. Hughes, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
The Japanese say that ‘folk song is the heart’s home town’. Traditional folk songs (min’yo) from the countryside are strongly linked to their places of origin and continue to play a role there. Today, however, they are also taught as a quasi-art music, arranged for stage and television, quoted ...
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