Problems of Ethnomusicology

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This volume makes available, for the first time in English, some of the major writings of the Romanian ethnomusicologist Constantin Brailoiu. Despite the size and importance of his work and the fact that he was one of the leading ethnomusicologists of his day, Brailoiu has hitherto remained little known to English-speaking scholars. A. L. Lloyd has performed a valuable service by translating a collection of some of his most important theoretical works. These works are the product of meticulous fieldwork and ...

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Overview

This volume makes available, for the first time in English, some of the major writings of the Romanian ethnomusicologist Constantin Brailoiu. Despite the size and importance of his work and the fact that he was one of the leading ethnomusicologists of his day, Brailoiu has hitherto remained little known to English-speaking scholars. A. L. Lloyd has performed a valuable service by translating a collection of some of his most important theoretical works. These works are the product of meticulous fieldwork and methodological reflection. Brailoiu's broad-minded approach to both the musicological and sociological problems confronted has ensured that they remain indispensable material for all ethnomusicologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521117449
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/30/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Gilbert Rouget; Acknowledgements; 1. Musical folklore; 2. Outline of a method of musical folklore; 3. Musicology and ethnomusicology today; 4. Reflections on collective musical creation; 5. Concerning the yodel; 6. On a Romanian ballad; 7. The widening of musical sensibility; 8. Former life; 9. Aksak rhythm; 10. The syllabic giusto; 11. Children's rhythms; 12. Concerning a Russian melody; 13. Songs 'To the dead' from Gorji; Index.

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