By Bruno Nettl
This paintings opens with the author's exploration of the careers of his father, the well known tune historian Paul Nettl, and his mom, Gertrud Nettl, a pianist and piano instructor. From his boyhood in Prague, Nettl offers insights into his personal evolution as a musicologist.He discusses the increase of the self-discipline of ethnomusicology, from the reports of local American song via his mentor George Herzog to the paintings of linguist C. F. Voegelin and folklorist Stith Thompson.He additionally seems to be again at the contribution and enter of his primary experts in his fieldwork on local American, Iranian, and Indian track.
These essays give a contribution considerably to the historical past of musicology, containing the longest--to date--treatments of the contributions of the celebrated students Paul Nettl and George Herzog. This paintings will curiosity scholars and students of immigration heritage, local American tradition, and the heritage of ethnomusicology itself.
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