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Music -- East-European Folk

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Eastern European folk music.


Six Superlative Sources

· Alexandru Tiberiu, Romanian Folk Music (translated by Constantin Stihi-Boos, translation revised by A.L. Lloyd), Musical Publishing House, 1980.

· Constantin Brailoiu, Problems of Ethnomusicology (ed. and translated from French by A.L. Lloyd, forward by Gilbert Rouget), Cambridge University Press, 1984.

· Béla Bartók, Rumanian Folk Music (ed. by Benjamin Suchoff), 5 vol., New York Bartók Archive Studies in Musicology, no. 2-6, Martinus Nijhoff, 1967-1975.

· Benjamin Suchoff (ed.), Béla Bartók Studies in Ethnomusicology, University of Nebraska Press, 1997.

· Helen Myers (ed.), Ethnomusicology, 2 vol., W.W. Norton, 1992-93.

· East European Meetings in Ethnomusicology, an annual collection of studies (in English), founded and currently edited (1993- ) by Marin Marian-Balasa.

Other Excellent Sources

· Emilia Comisel, Folclor muzical, Editura didactica si pedagogica, 1967.

· Constantin Brailoiu, Opere/Oeuvres (5 volumes, Romanian-French, bilingual, ed. by Emilia Comisel), Editura Muzicalã, 1967, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1981.

· George Breazul, Pagini din istoria muzicii românesti, vol. V. "Cercetãri de istorie si folclor" / Pages de l'histoire de la musique roumaine, tome V. "Recherces d'histoire et de folklore," Editions Musicales, 1981. [Bilingual, Romanian-French edition].

· Gheorghe Ciobanu, Etudes de musique ancienne roumaine. Editura Muzicalã, 1984.

· Serial multilingual volumes titled Enesciana, and edited by Mircea Voicana. (Enesciana I; II-III: Georges Enesco, musicien complexe; Enesciana IV. Georges Enesco, compositeur roumain), Editura Academiei 1979; 1981; 1985.

· Walter Z. Feldman, Bulgãreascã/Bulgarish/Bulgar: The Trasformation of a Klezmer Dance Genre. In: Ethnomusicology 1 (38)/1994: 1-35.

· Anca Giurchescu and Sunni Bloland, Romanian Traditional Dance. A Contextual and Structural Approach. Wild Flower Press, 1995.

· Marin Marian-Balasa, Romanian Traditional Identity As Searched by the Brãiloiu Institute. In: East European Meetings in Ethnomusicology, 7/2000: 127-182.

· Marin Marian-Balasa, Ethnomusicology as a Humanistic Science: From Sociologism and Technicism to Anthropology and Culture Philosophy. In: East European Meetings in Ethnomusicology, 1/1994: 3-17.

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