Songs Along a Stony Road


Video Librarian Gives "Songs" Three Stars

For this lovingly shot documentary, co-directors George Csicsery and Chris Teerink spent eight years following the efforts of one man to preserve the folk music of Transylvania and Romanian Moldavia. Read More

Another Zoltán Explores the Roots of Music

Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók invented and were the most prominent practitioners of boots-on-the-ground ethnomusicology.

That's what I wanted to say, but prominent ethnomusicologist Fredric Lieberman, of UC Santa Cruz, corrected me, pre-publication:

"Ethnomusicology as such wasn't born until 1955 when Jaap Kunst made up the word. The first boots-on-the-ground collectors and recordists were active circa 1890 with the Passamaquoddy Indians and other tribes near Boston."

So let me rephrase the lead: Kodály and Barték were the most prominent folk-song collectors and recordists in Central Europe... Read More

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