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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 ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 13th 2014 by University Of Chicago Press (first published December 3rd 2013)
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