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Bohlman, Philip V. 1952-

Works: 165 works in 547 publications in 7 languages and 16,396 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Popular music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Conductor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Creator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip V Bohlman
The study of folk music in the modern world by Philip V Bohlman( )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Bohlman examines folk music as a genre of folklore from a broadly cross-cultural perspective and espouses a more expansive view of folk music, stressing its vitality in non-Western cultures as well as Western, in the present as well as the past.""--Publisher's description
Celtic modern : music at the global fringe by Martin Stokes( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the global circulation of Celtic music and the place of music in the construction of Celtic 'imaginaries', which provides detailed case studies of the global dimensions of Celtic music in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Brittany and the diasporas in Canada, the US and Australia
The music of European nationalism : cultural identity and modern history by Philip Vilas Bohlman( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This handbook examines how the music of nationalism navigates the borders between styles and repertoires as much as between languages and nations. By analyzing the musical connections bridging class and ideological division, The Music of European Nationalism sheds critical light on national anthems and military music, on the songs of war and peace, and on the music of national majorities and ethnic minorities, from Jewish klezmer music to Baltic and Celtic choruses to the rich resonance of Roma (Gypsy) music."--Jacket
Revival and reconciliation : sacred music in the making of European modernity by Philip V Bohlman( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sacred music has long contributed fundamentally to the making of Europe. The passage from origin myths to history, the sacred journeys that have mobilized pilgrims, crusaders, and colonizers, the politics and power sounded by the vox populi—all have joined in counterpoint to shape Europe’s historical longue durée. Drawing upon three decades of research in European sacred music, Philip V. Bohlman calls for a reexamination of European modernity in the twenty-first century, a modernity shaped no less by canonic religious and musical practices than by the proliferation of belief systems that today more than ever respond to the diverse belief systems that engender the New Europe. In contrast to most studies of sacred musical practice in European history, with their emphasis on the musical repertories and ecclesiastical practices at the center of society, Bohlman turns our attention to individual and marginalized communities and to the collectives of believers to whose lives meaning accrues upon sounding the sacred together. In the historical chapters that open Revival and Reconciliation, Bohlman examines the genesis of modern history in the convergence and conflict that lie at the heart of the Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Critical to the meaning of these religions to Europe, Bohlman argues, has been their capacity to mobilize both sacred journey and social action, which enter the everyday lives of Europeans through folk religion, pilgrimage, and politics, the subjects of the second half of his study. The closing sections then cross the threshold from history into modernity, above all that of the New Europe, with its return to religion through revival and reconciliation. Based on an extensive ethnographic engagement with the sacred landscapes and sites of conflict in twenty-first-century Europe, Bohlman calls in his final chapters for new ways of hearing the silenced voices and the full chorus of sacred music in our contemporary world."--Publisher's description
World music : a very short introduction by Philip Vilas Bohlman( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip Bohlman asks: What is music? If the question is simple, the answers are not. In this fascinating introduction to the remarkable diversity of world music - from Swiss yodeling to pilgrims' chants, Yiddish folk songs to Àrt-Song' from Tunis - Bohlman explores the interpretation and, sometimes, misinterpretation of world music by the West."--Jacket
Jewish musical modernism, old and new( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tackling the myriad issues raised by Sander Gilmans provocative opening salvoAre Jews Musical?this volumes distinguished contributors present a series of essays that trace the intersections of Jewish history and music from the late nineteenth century to the present
Comparative musicology and anthropology of music : essays on the history of ethnomusicology( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-Aboriginal; based on papers presented at Ideas, Concepts and Personalities in the History of Ethnomusicology conference, Urbana, Illinois, April 1988
Ethnomusicology and modern music history( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in American religious experience by Philip Vilas Bohlman( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the appearance of The Bay Psalm Book in 1640, music has served as a defining factor for American religious experience. Music and music-making are crucial to the maintenance of the distinctive belief systems that account for the insistent presence of multiculturalism in American denominationalism. The sacred musics of America at once symbolize the unifying factors of worship shaping the historical landscape and give voice to the diversity that distinguishes the religious experiences of that landscape as American. For students and scholars in American music and religious studies, as well as for church musicians, this book is the first to study the ways in which music shapes the distinctive presence of religion in the United States. The sixteen essayists contributing to this book address the fullness of music's presence in American religion and religious history. Sacred music is considered in the broadest aesthetic sense, stretching from more traditional studies of hymnody and worship to new forms of musical expression, such as ritual in nonsectarian religious movements. Musical experience intersects with religious experience, posing challenging questions about the ways in which Americans, historical communities and new immigrants, and racial and ethnic groups, construct their sense of self. This book features an interdisciplinary approach that includes scholars in both musical and religious studies; a broad range of methodologies; historical breadth extending beyond denominational and church studies, and beyond Judeo-Christian traditions; and a comparative study of traditional religious communities and of emerging groups representing multiethnic America
Jewish music and modernity by Philip V Bohlman( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is there really such a thing as Jewish music? And how does it survive as a practice of worship and cultural expression even in the face of the many brutal aesthetic and political challenges of modernity? In Jewish Music and Modernity, Philip V. Bohlman imparts these questions with a new light that transforms the very historiography of Jewish culture in modernity." "Based on decades of fieldwork and archival study throughout the world, Bohlman intensively examines the many ways in which music has historically borne witness to the confrontation between modern Jews and the world around them. Weaving a historical narrative that spans from the end of the Middle Ages to the Holocaust, be moves through the vast confluence of musical styles and repertories. From the sacred to the secular, from folk to popular music, and in the many languages in which it was written and performed, he accounts for areas of Jewish music that have rarely been considered before. Jewish music, argues Bohlman, both survived in isolation and transformed the nations in which it lived. When Jews and Jewish musicians entered modernity, authenticity became an ideal to be supplanted by the reality of complex traditions. Klezmer music emerged in rural communities cohabited by Jews and Roma; Jewish cabaret resulted from the collaborations of migrant Jews and non-Jews to the nineteenth-century metropoles of Berlin and Budapest, Prague and Vienna; cantors and composers experimented with new sounds. The modernist impulse from Felix Mendelssohn to Gustav Pick to Arnold Schoenberg and beyond became possible because of the ways music juxtaposed aesthetic and cultural differences."--Jacket
Disciplining music : musicology and its canons by Katherine BERGERON( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and the racial imagination( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A spectre lurks in the house of music, and it goes by the name of race", write Ronald Radano and Philip Bohlman in their introduction. Yet the intimate relationship between race and music has rarely been examined by contemporary scholars, most of whom have abandoned it for more enlightened notions of ethnicity and culture. Here, a distinguished group of contributors confront the issue head on. Representing an unusually broad range of academic disciplines and geographic regions, they critically examine how the imagination of race has influenced musical production, reception and scholarly analysis, even as they reject the objectivity of the concept itself. Each essay follows the lead of the substantial introduction, which reviews the history of race in European and American, non-Western and global musics, placing it within the contexts of the colonial experience and the more recent formation of "world music". Offering a bold, new revisionist agenda for musicology in a postmodern, postcolonial world, this book should appeal to students of culture and race across the humanities and social sciences." -- Blackwells website
Focus : music, nationalism, and the making of the new Europe by Philip V Bohlman( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe--from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the grandest music spectacle anywhere in the world, the Eurovision Song Contest--Philip V. Bohlman reveals the ways in which music and nationalism intersect in the shaping of the New Europe. Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe begins with the emergence of the European nation-state in the Middle Ages and extends across long periods during which Europe's nations used music to compete for land and language, and to expand the colonial reach of Europe to the entire world. Bohlman contrasts the "national" and the "nationalist" in music, examining the ways in which their impact on society can be positive and negative--beneficial for European cultural policy and dangerous in times when many European borders are more fragile than ever. The New Europe of the twenty-first century is more varied, more complex, and more politically volatile than ever, and its music resonates fully with these transformations [Publisher description]
The Cambridge history of world music by Philip Vilas Bohlman( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars have long known that world music was not merely the globalized product of modern media, but rather that it connected religions, cultures, languages, and nations throughout world history
Dancing on the edge of a volcano : Jewish cabaret, popular & political songs 1900-1945 by New Budapest Orpheum Society (Musical group)( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Multiple languages and German and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs for high or medium voice with various instrumental acc
"The land where two streams flow" : music in the German-Jewish community of Israel by Philip Vilas Bohlman( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish cabaret in exile by New Budapest Orpheum Society( )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song loves the masses : Herder on music and nationalism by Johann Gottfried Herder( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Distinguished ethnomusicologist Philip V. Bohlman compiles Johann Gottfried Herder's writings on music and nationalism, from his early volumes of Volkslieder through sacred song to the essays on aesthetics late in his life, shaping them as the book on music that Herder would have written had he gathered the many strands of his musical thought into a single publication. Framed by analytical chapters and extensive introductions to each translation, this book interprets Herder's musings on music to think through several major questions: What meaning did religion and religious thought have for Herder? Why do the nation and nationalism acquire musical dimensions at the confluence of aesthetics and religious thought? How did his aesthetic and musical thought come to transform the way Herder understood music and nationalism and their presence in global history? Bohlman uses the mode of translation to explore Herder's own interpretive practice as a translator of languages and cultures, providing today's readers with an elegantly narrated and exceptionally curated collection of essays on music by two major intellectuals"--Provided by publisher
Volks- und Popularmusik in Europa by Doris Stockmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in German and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Centre for Jewish Music in Palestine, 1936-1940 : Jewish musical life on the eve of World War II by Philip Vilas Bohlman( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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World music : a very short introduction
Celtic modern : music at the global fringeThe music of European nationalism : cultural identity and modern historyWorld music : a very short introductionJewish musical modernism, old and newComparative musicology and anthropology of music : essays on the history of ethnomusicologyEthnomusicology and modern music historyMusic in American religious experienceJewish music and modernity
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