Author: Richard Wallaschek
Subtitle: AN INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC, SONGS, INSTRUMENTS, DANCES, AND
PANTOMIMES OF SAVAGE RACES
LONDON, LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO. AND NEW YORK: 15 EAST i6th STREET, 1893
In the last decades of the 19th century, music research was already being carried out in a wide range of contrasting disciplines. The best music researchers at that time were German-speaking. One of them was Richard Wallaschek, a comparative musicologist and music psychologist who developed some theories of musical emotion and cognition.
In his 1893 book “Primitive Music”, he puts some questions to the African origin of “black” music in America.
Read the book HERE