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Rachel Beckles Willson


الاستشراق والبعثة الموسيقية: فلسطين والغرب

[تنشر هذه المادة ضمن إتفاقية شراكة وتعاون بين ”جدلية“ و“معازف“.] "الاستشراق والبعثة الموسيقية: فلسطين والغرب" لريتشيل بيكلس ويلسون. صادر عن: كامبريدج ونيويورك: دار نشر جامعة كامبريدج، 2013. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. جدلية (ج): ما الذي دفعك لتأليف هذا الكتاب؟ ريتشيل بيكلس ويلسون (ر.ب.و): في عام 2004، كنت محتارة من طريقة استجابة الصحافة الإنكليزية –خصوصاً الصحف التي عادة ما تكون نقديّة مثل الغارديان وَ ذا أوبزورفر- لبعض ...

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New Texts Out Now: Rachel Beckles Willson, Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West

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Rachel Beckles Willson, Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?  Rachel Beckles Willson (RBW): In 2004, I was puzzled by the way that the English press—specifically newspapers that are usually rather critical, The Guardian and The Observer—responded to some western classical music initiatives in Ramallah led by the celebrated conductor Daniel ...

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Rachel Beckles Willson


Rachel Beckles Willson is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. She trained originally as a pianist at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, then read for a PhD in theory and analysis at Kings College, London. She is the author of Gyorgy Kurtag's The Sayings of Peter Bornemisza Op.7 (Ashgate, 2004); Ligeti, Kurtág, and Hungarian Music during the Cold War (Cambridge, 2007); and Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West (Cambridge, 2013). She is currently working on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Focusing on the performance of Ottoman repertories today, this engages with recent debates about materiality and sound, and involves practice-led research involving the 'ūd.