March 19, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- David Reck, a professor of music and Asian languages and civilizations at Amherst College, was recently honored at the Madras Festival of Music and Dance in India with the title Sangita Sethu. Presented by Brhaddhvani Research and Training Center for Musics of the World, the award cites Reck's "contributions in bridging music-cultures through scholarship, veena studies, compositions, [and] his efforts in encompassing Karnatak Music in the global context going beyond his own cultural boundaries."

An Italian edition of Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples co-authored by Reck was released recently. Titled I Mondi Della Musica, Le Musiche del Mondo, the work is translated and edited by Tullia Magrini and published by Zanichelli in Bologna.