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Frontiers in Art Research, 2020, 2(6); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020611.

The Concern for the Humanistic Context of Music


ZHAO Ying-na

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ZHAO Ying-na

Yunnan Art University Wenhua College, Kunming 650000, China


The famous American musical anthropologist, Merriam, mentioned “Music in Culture” from his work entitled Music Anthropology (1960) at the early stage, and proposed a new definition of “the Study of Music as Culture” in 1977. Then in the process of discussing music, should we pay attention to the humanistic context of music? How to define this humanistic context? How to explore the new meaning of music in different cultural contexts? This paper explores the way to the concern for the humanistic context through the listening and appreciation of “Swing Bach”.


Music, Cultural context

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ZHAO Ying-na. The Concern for the Humanistic Context of Music. Frontiers in Art Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 6: 62-65. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2020.020611.


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