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Published by Ashgate in Aldershot Hants, England, Brookfield, Vt .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Portugal

Subjects:

  • Fados -- History and criticism.,
  • Folk music -- Portugal -- History and criticism.,
  • Folk songs, Portuguese -- Portugal -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 101), discography (p. [102-105]), and index.

StatementPaul Vernon.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML3719 .V47 1998, SDA 01732, SSA 00276
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 114 p. :
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL697532M
ISBN 101859283772
LC Control Number97045087

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Based upon a decade of research in four countries, including much data previously unpublished or long unavailable, this book traces the history and explains the meanings of this enigmatic and often misunderstood music. The author examines the origins, history and meaning of the Fado in its home towns, Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto; in Brazil, the United States and Europe. The complex relationship. Based upon a decade of research in four countries, this book traces the origins, history and meaning of the Fado in Portugal, Brazil, America and Europe. Lyrical content, musical instruments, its social history and relationship with the media industry is examined in depth. Considering this book's price, I had assumed it would be a very large volume. Instead, my first surprise was to see a tiny book of only pages. Many other surprises, most of them negative, followed. As a musician, a Portuguese guitar player, and a person very involved with the fado, this book shocked me/5. A History of the Portuguese Fado - book and CD. by Paul Vernon Ashgate Publishing Ltd - ISBN I think it was Katherine Whitehorn who said "life's too short to stuff a mushroom", and I've often been reminded of it when first encountering something new and potentially interesting, but which I realise will require a great deal of study to properly appreciate.

The book is about the Portuguese modern history and a reflection on the Portuguese character. But it approaches the foundation of the kingdom and the long kings’ dynasties. Namely, when the Portuguese was made official language, by King D. Dinis. Obviously, the topic “England our oldest ally” in Europe is /5(90). Since the mid-nineteenth century the Portuguese guitar has been connected to the fado genre. Over the years, both the instrument and the song genre have experienced significant transformations, at times related to aesthetic changes, at other times. The History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, drawing particularly on historical scholarship postdating the Portuguese Revolution, offers readers a comprehensive overview and reinterpretation of how all this happened – the first such account to appear in Reviews: The history of Fado As a whole, Fado is a unique Portuguese musical genre comprised of a singular melodic personality and an extremely specific sound, thanks to the assistance of the Portuguese and classical guitars as well as the musical dexterity of Fado singers. Fado conquers any type of language barriers that may exist due to its pure emotion.

  More recently, the Portuguese State has enshrined Fado as a symbol of national identity and this classification has strengthened institutional support. In UNESCO declared the musical genre as being an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Fado (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfaðu]; "destiny, fate") is a music genre that can be traced to the s in Lisbon, Portugal, but probably has much earlier origins. Fado historian and scholar Rui Vieira Nery states that "the only reliable information on the history of Fado was orally transmitted and goes back to the s and s at best. Synopsis Based upon a decade of research in four countries, this book traces the origins, history and meaning of the Fado in Portugal, Brazil, America and Europe. Lyrical content, musical instruments, its social history and relationship with the media industry is examined in depth. About the Author: Paul Vernon. Books shelved as portuguese: Blindness by José Saramago, The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition by Fernando Pessoa, Os Maias by Eça de Queirós, Balta.