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Thread #18331 Message #182872
Posted By: Amos
22-Feb-00 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: Is there a future for traditional music
Subject: RE: Is there a future for traditional music
It would be interesting to uncover where the division that produced the label "volks" music or "folk" music started. And in contrast to what?
I would think it is kin to the division between lay and church forms, but I would love to be able to see the developmentof the division clearly. Any good references known?
A second division between "folk" and "popular" (odd distinction!) must date from no earlier than AM radio I would think...maybe Victorian parlor music...