Becoming an Ethnomusicologist: A Miscellany of Influences by Bruno Nettl

By Bruno Nettl

Becoming an Ethnomusicologist facilities at the existence and schooling of the writer, Bruno Nettl, a widely known ethnomusicologist. targeting 11 people who motivated him considerably, it follows their roles via his occupation from his youth in Czechoslovakia and his family's compelled departure in 1939 to his schooling within the usa and profession as a student. those essays give a contribution to an figuring out of the lifetime of Jewish and German minorities in Bohemia throughout the first half the twentieth century, of pre-World conflict II Prague, of the adventure of highbrow and educational refugees within the usa in the course of and after global warfare II, and of the early improvement of ethnomusicology as a box of analysis.

This paintings opens with the author's exploration of the careers of his father, the well known track historian Paul Nettl, and his mom, Gertrud Nettl, a pianist and piano instructor. From his boyhood in Prague, Nettl presents insights into his personal evolution as a musicologist.He discusses the increase of the self-discipline of ethnomusicology, from the stories of local American tune via his mentor George Herzog to the paintings of linguist C. F. Voegelin and folklorist Stith Thompson.He additionally appears again at the contribution and enter of his vital specialists in his fieldwork on local American, Iranian, and Indian tune.

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 background, local American tradition, and the heritage of ethnomusicology itself.

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