Ethnomusicology

Music of Israel: From the Biblical Era to Modern Times

A survey first published in 1949 covering Jewish music from patriarch Abraham to contemporary Israeli composers. Its main aim is to reassert the Jewish presence in the narrative of Western music history. As others of its kind, this book presents a compilation of data devoid of theoretical or critical concerns.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1996

Was heisst “jüdische Musik”? Grundzüge eines Diskurses im 20. Jahrhundert.

A programmatic article including a very valuable critique of most of definitions of Jewish music. It stresses the ambiguity of the concept of Jewish music as well as the racialized discourses related to it that developed after Richard Wagner.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
2004

In Ale Gasn\ Hey Hey Daloy Politsey

In honor of May Day, this month's song of the month is a Yiddish song about the political struggles of Jewish socialists, communists, and even anarchists, in Russia and Poland since the ending of the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century. The song is actually a combination of two songs, arranged by Zalman Mlotek, musician, conductor, arranger and an authority in Yiddish folk and theater music.

The Hasidic Niggun as Sung by the Hasidim

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Contains Niggunim of various genres, and from various Hassidic dynasties, performed either in solo or group singing (choir or congregation), occasionally with instrumental accompaniment. The Niggunim are taken from a variety of calendar and life-cycle events: Shabbat, Festivals, Zemirot, Tish, Wedding, Dance, Devequt, Marches, Waltzes, etc.
Most of the tracks were recorded in Jerusalem and Benei Berak, others in Kefar Habbad, Rehovot, and one in the US.

Material Type: 
Recordings
Year: 
2004

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