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The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqam
The classical music of Iraq, known as Iraqi Maqam, features classical and vernacular poetry sung by a virtuoso soloist and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. It is a remarkably cosmopolitan art, sharing many features with neighboring classical traditions, particularly Iranian. Its repertoire consists of orally transmitted, multi-sectioned compositions, performed ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Scarecrow Press
(first published January 1st 2003)
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