Little, Jonathan David

Dr Jonathan Little is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Chichester. He has three successive prestigious awards for concert music composition from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Influence of European Literary and Artistic Representations of the “orient” on Western Orchestral Compositions, Ca. 1840-1920: From Oriental Inspiration to ‘exotic’ Orchestration
2011 0-7734-1426-6
This is the most comprehensive survey of the major sources of inspiration for Western composers who sought to infuse their musical works with an ‘Eastern’ flavor. The book discusses the aesthetic, philosophical, political , geographical, literary and historical forces at work during the period. This book contains thirty-one black and white photographs and fifteen color photographs.

Literary Sources of Nineteenth Century Musical Orientalism: The Hypnotic Spell of the Exotic on Music of the Romantic Period
2011 0-7734-1553-X
This volume is the first of its type to comprehensively survey the major sources of literary inspiration for western composers who sought to depict in their musical works on “Eastern” flavor.