Monday, November 2, 2015
November 2015 - Featured Playlist: How the East Was One
One of the most exciting repercussions of a rapidly shrinking world is that disparate cultures can more easily find common ground in creating new art. For centuries music in the East developed separately from the West, establishing its own system of harmony and melody, but as each side of the planet discovered the other, this became reflected in musical development.
A great number of talented composers from China, Japan, and Korea have come to prominence, either by blending their own cultural sounds with Western classical music, or by blazing entirely new trails informed by their multicultural paradigm. This playlist is a wonderful way to experience a truly global sound, an exploration into How the East Was One with the West for these gifted composers.
To hear the playlist, access NML as usual, go to the Playlists section, and select the Playlist of the Month folder under the Themed Playlists tab. If you are on your institution's premises, you may also be able to access it if you CLICK HERE.
Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a themed playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.7 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that is available to you. Let it kickstart discovery!