An original paper that deals with the question of the semantic classification of folk song today. Has the folk song really become no more than an aesthetic artifact because of the loss of its original context, or have new circumstances reconstructed the context itself and thus added a new functional dimension to the folk song?
This paper sheds light on two important milestones in Slovenia's relationship with Europe from the perspective of folk song collecting and research: the period of political maturation before the First World War, when the large-scale folk song collecting project was also taking place in Slovenia, and the present, when the world is becoming a “global village”.
The fifth volume of the critical edition of the corpus Slovenske ljudske pesmi (Slovenian Folk Songs), which presents family ballads, is the product of several authors and editors, and a basic work on Slovenian folk culture. The individual sections thus provide descriptions of all the versions cited, which are edited and analyzed in a concluding scholarly comparative discussion, in which songs are treated from the perspective of folklore studies, ethnology, literary studies, history, and legal/formal aspects, as well as in the light of European comparative findings about the ballad.
This monograph presents an in-depth overview of the history of ethnomusicology research from the perspective of one of its most important activities, the recording of sound phenomena, and carefully and systematically processes the first sound recordings of Slovenian folk-music heritage.
Scholarly monographs deal with theoretical discussion of the ethnomusicological perspective on the phenomenon of popularization (e.g., cultural and social occasions, and singing in schools) and establish the transmitters that influenced the process of song popularization in the second half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. In terms of musical analysis, this study is based on a comparison of six examples of art songs from the second half of the nineteenth century and their folk versions.