A History of European Folk Music by Jan LingA History of European Folk Music by Jan Ling

A History of European Folk Music

byJan Ling

Hardcover | July 20, 1997

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The aim of this study is to increase understanding of folk music within an historical, European framework, and to show the genre as a dynamic and changing art form. 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 attempts to elucidate the connections between, and the varying development of, the music of peoples throughout Europe, firstly by examining the ways in which scholars of different ideological and artistic ambitions have collected, studied and performed folk music, then by investigating the relationship between folk and popular music. JAN LING of is Professor Musicology at Goteborg University, Sweden.
Title:A History of European Folk MusicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.63 inPublished:July 20, 1997Publisher:Boydell & BrewerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1878822772

ISBN - 13:9781878822772

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Folk music these days sounds very different from what it used to, being as it was the music of the folk. This beautifully illustrated history book looks at the real background of this traditional genre of music. A History Of European Folk Music by Jan Ling follows this art form through the ages and across cultures to reveal it as an ever-changing craft.