East meets West In Peggy Glanville-Hicks : the transposed heads

Victoria Rogers

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The commentaries of Australian composer Peggy Glanville Hicks, who was a high profile figure in the vibrant post-World War II musical life of New York, are taken as the base to identify the manifestations of both Indian and Western musical practices, and discuss the extent of Glanville-Hicks' success in synthesising the two musical systems. There are possibilities of accommodating Indian music within a Western musical framework without infringing upon the intrinsic meaning. The cultural assumptions that underpinned Glanville-Hicks' appropriation of Indian music are analysed by placing her approach in the context of two hundred years of similar endeavours in Western music.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-70
JournalContext : journal of music research
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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