By David Chandler
During this transparent and concise quantity, writer David Chandler offers a well timed evaluation of Cambodia, a small yet more and more obvious Southeast Asian country. Praised by way of the magazine of Asian reports as an “original contribution, more suitable to the other latest work,” this acclaimed textual content has now been thoroughly revised and up-to-date to incorporate fabric analyzing the early background of Cambodia, whose recognized Angkorean ruins now allure multiple million travelers every year, the dying of Pol Pot, and the revolution and ultimate cave in of the Khmer Rouge. The fourth version displays contemporary study by means of significant students in addition to Chandler’s lengthy immersion within the topic and includes a wholly new part at the demanding situations dealing with Cambodia this day, together with an research of the present nation of politics and sociology and the expanding pressures of globalization. This entire assessment of Cambodia will light up, for undergraduate scholars in addition to basic readers, the heritage and modern politics of a rustic lengthy misunderstood.
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Extra resources for A History of Cambodia (4th Edition)
Classical composers, however warmly personiﬁed, speak a timeless, universal message. ”41 Orthodox symphony musicians work within a received tradition, so although the repertoire they play may have been written centuries ago, they think of it as “present” repertoire and as a contemporary art form. The date of a piece’s writing, and the way it was performed then, are mere technicalities in their minds. The philosopher and historian R. G. Collingwood pointed out that To re-enact another’s thought does not make historical knowledge; we must also know that we are re-enacting it .
Most oboes made in 1820, for instance, will play fairly well (if not ideally) using the reeds of today. As Harnoncourt observes, the distinction that is often made between so-called “modern instruments” and the “historical instruments” of Beethoven’s time is pretty academic. ” Modern instruments exist, like the Moog synthesizer, the electronic music studio, and the DJ’s kit (plus, of course, if one chooses to look at them in this light, Renaissance and Baroque instruments, since they have appeared in the last generation).
Mengelberg’s recording represents a tradition from the early part of the twentieth century; McCreesh’s, one from a century later. They form together an effective comparison of Romantic and Period style. AUDIO SAMPLE: 11. Gabrieli Consort & Players, McCreesh, 2002. Bach: “Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder,” Matthew Passion Listening to recordings of Romantic style like those we have just heard, we immediately notice the rhythmic freedom and concern for expression. And, being good Modernists, the lack of precision will catch our attention.