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Comparative Musicology
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A branch of musicology which researches the music of non-European cultures. The mastermind of comparative musicology, which formed in Berlin at the beginning of the 20th century, was Erich Moritz von Hornbostel (1877-1935). His departure from the exclusionist tendencies of the music research of his time prepared the ground for the new discipline. Hornbostel's understanding of music as an empi…

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Randhofer, Regina, “Comparative Musicology”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0969>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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