A History of European Folk Music

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University Rochester Press, 1997 - Music - 249 pages
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The aim of this study is to increase the reader's understanding of folk music within an historical, European framework, and to keep the genre alive as a dynamic and changing artform. The book addresses a plethora of questions through its detailed examination of a wide range of music from vastly different national and cultural identities. It also attempts to elucidate the connections among and the development of contemporary folk music across Europe, firstly by examining the ways in which scholars of different ideological and artistic ambitions have collected, studied, and performed it, then by investigating the relationship between folk and popular music. This book will serve well as either a textbook for upper-level, undergraduate courses or as a research tool for postgraduate study. Ethnomusicologists will also have a distinct interest in the opinions postulated and examined herein.
 

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In the book, there is a mention of Dragoslav Devic, for whom the author claim that it is Slovakian researcher. (Page 131)
This is VERY WRONG! Professor Devic is Serbian.

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Contents

WHAT DO WE MEAN
1
IN SEARCH OF THE SONGS
11
MUSIC AT WORK
22
MELODIES MARKING THE PEN
45
Popular Hymns
114
THE TRANSFORMATION
134
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR
154
FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLES
169
MOVEMENT AND DANCE SONG
179
FOLK MUSIC BETWEEN TOWN
199
BIBLIOGRAPHY
225
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