Azeri Folksongs: At the Fountain-Head of the Music

Sipos, János (2004) Azeri Folksongs: At the Fountain-Head of the Music. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest. ISBN 963 05 8105 1

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My ethnomusicological research has grown to include the comparative examination of the folk music of a vast area stretching from the Volga-Kama region to Anatolia and further east. One objective in this research was the exploration of Azeri folk music. The Azeris living between the two major regions mentioned above are close language relatives of the Anatolian Turks, but the ethnogenesis of the two peoples developed differently. It was illuminating to study how Azeri folk music related to the musics of other peoples in the area, and to Anatolian folk music, and to discern more remote connections between Azeri musical layers and strata of other Turkic folk musics and the folk music of Hungarians. The preface of the book is followed by a history of Azerbaijan, after which the collecting expedition is described illustrated with maps and photos. The highlight of the book is the comparative presentation of Azeri musical styles with an ample anthology of music examples. The song texts and their English and Hungarian translation may be useful for those interested in Azeri language and folk culture. The book ends with indices and notes, as well as an important supplement: a CD with the finest tunes of the collected stock.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GR Folklore / etnológia, folklór, kulturális antropológia
M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene
Depositing User: Dr. János Sipos
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 12:33
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 12:33

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