Jewish music

Discovering Jewish Music

Overview of the history of Jewish music for the intelligent lay reader as well as more advanced students of Jewish music. Several chapters discuss popular music in Israel and America. Contains some 175 musical examples, and an accompanying CD with 65 tracks. However, it is an uneven catalogue of data from Biblical times to contemporary Israeli popular music lacking criticism or contextualization.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
2003

Italian Jewish musicians in Western musical tradition. II

Abramo Basevi (1818-1885) was a music critic and composer. His book "Studio sulle opera di Giuseppe Verdi" is considered a musicological tool. Another musicologist, Arnaldo Bonaventura (1862-1952) catalogued collections of old music at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Florence. Violinist composer Federigo Console (b. 1841) is known for "Safer Shire Israel" ("Book of the Songs of Israel". Other Italians included pianist Carlo Felice Boghen (b. 1869), librettist Giacomo Orefice (b.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1990-1991

The Music of the Jews (An Historical Appreciation)

Originally published as Die Musik der Juden: Versuch einer geschichtlichen Darstellung ihrer Entwicklung (Zurich, 1951) and reprinted in 1960 and in 1975 (New York: A.S. Barnes) with a translation from German to English by H.S. Stevens. This book is a 'non technical' survey intended for laymen and is one of the earliest and most naïve post-Idelsohnian attempts to trace the entirety of Jewish music in a unileniar historical narrative. 

 

 

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1953

Problems in the Study of Jewish Music

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Surveys problems in the research of Jewish music, from historical and methodological points of view, and suggests ways of improvement. It is an extract of the opening keynote address to the one of the most ecumenical congresses on Jewish music held after WWII. It delineates the future challenges of the field, with emphasis on the assembly of documentation. It does not problematize Jewish music but takes it for granted.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1982

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