Kyrgyz Instrumental Music: Analysis, Thoughts, and Opinions, Volumes I and II

This two-volume work written by Kyrgyz ethno-musicologist and komuz player Asan Kaibylda uulu presents findings from over 20 years of ethnographic research on Kyrgyz komuz music. The books contain rich historical material on the Kyrgyz küü, instrumental music played primarily on the three-stringed instrument, komuz, and a comprehensive study of all known and unknown, recorded and unrecorded Kyrgyz instrumental music by master komuz players. The volumes are supplemented by music CDs with over 100 komuz melodies, with narratives on their histories by the author.
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