Philip V. Bohlman

2022 Balzan Prize for Ethnomusicology

Philip Bohlman is an award-winning ethnomusicologist and musician. His multifaceted and prolific work interrogates music and culture across space and time, in individual experience, and in encounters with others. Focusing primarily on European and Jewish musics, it addresses central issues in ethnomusicology, as well as in music research and the humanities more broadly, among which the most important are music and European nationalism; music, race, and the colonial encounter; globalization; the interstices between music and religion; Jewish music in modernity; historically informed performance of Jewish urban musics.

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