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Ethnomusicology (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Ethnomusicology
Used for/see from:
  • Comparative musicology
See also:

Katz, R. The Lachmann problem : an unsung chapter in comparative musicology, c2003.

Grove music online WWW site, Mar. 22, 2005 (Comparative musicology: A translation of the German vergleichende Musikwissenschaft, this "takes as its task the comparing of tonal products, in particular the folksongs of various peoples, countries and territories, with an ethnographic purpose in mind, grouping and ordering these according to the variety of [differences] in their characteristics" (Adler, 1885; trans. 1981, p. 13). One of four subdivisions of systematic musicology in Guido Adler's formative 1885 definition of "the scope, method, and aim of musicology," comparative musicology was renamed ethnomusicology in the 1950s in the United States)

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