Becoming an Ethnomusicologist: A Miscellany of Influences by Bruno Nettl

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By Bruno Nettl

Becoming an Ethnomusicologist facilities at the lifestyles and schooling of the writer, Bruno Nettl, a well known ethnomusicologist. targeting 11 people who prompted him considerably, it follows their roles via his profession from his adolescence in Czechoslovakia and his family's pressured departure in 1939 to his schooling within the usa and occupation as a student. those essays give a contribution to an realizing of the lifetime of Jewish and German minorities in Bohemia during the first half the 20 th century, of pre-World conflict II Prague, of the event of highbrow and educational refugees within the usa in the course of and after international conflict II, and of the early improvement of ethnomusicology as a box of research.

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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