Medieval Arab music and musicians : three translated texts /

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Brill,, Volume volume 44, Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston, United States, p.1 online resource (xii, 207 pages). (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01030269, (OCoLC)fst01030837, (OCoLC)fst01031229, 500-1400, Arab countries, Biographies., Biography., États arabes, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., Middle East, Music, Music., Musicians, Musicians., Musiciens, Musique, Muwashshah, Muwashshah.


Includes bibliographical references and index."Medieval Arab Music and Musicians offers complete, annotated English translations of three of the most important medieval Arabic texts on music and musicians: the biography of the musician Ibrāhīm al-Mawṣilī from al-Iṣbahānī's Kitāb al-Aghānī (10th c), the biography of the musician Ziryāb from Ibn Ḥayyān's Kitāb al-Muqtabis (11th c), and the earliest treatise on the muwashshaḥ Andalusi song genre, Dār al-Ṭirāz, by the Egyptian scholar Ibn Sanā' al-Mulk (13th c). Al-Mawṣilī, the most famous musician of his era, was also the teacher of the legendary Ziryāb, who traveled from Baghdad to al-Andalus and is often said to have laid the foundations of Andalusi music. The third text is crucial to any understanding of the medieval muwashshaḥ and its possible relations to the Troubadours, the Cantigas de Santa María, and the Andalusi musical traditions of the modern Middle East"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 05, 2022).