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The Balinese gamelan, with its shimmering tones, breathless pace, and compelling musical language, has long captivated musicians, composers, artists, and travelers. Here, Michael Tenzer offers a comprehensive and durable study of this sophisticated musical tradition, focusing on the preeminent twentieth-century genre, gamelan gong kebyar.

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Paperback, 520 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by University Of Chicago Press
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This book is heavy stuff--extremely detailed and meticulous, and not exactly a read-cover-to-cover kind of thing, but when I'm studying Balinese gamelan pieces I keep it within arm's reach to use as a reference. It's hard for me to imagine a non-Balinese person getting seriously involved with Balinese music without this resource.
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