Jewish

Preliminary thoughts toward the study of music without clear beat: the example of 'flowing rhythm' in Jewish nusah

Attempts to conceptualize and illustrate the problem of rhythmic structures without a clear beat, that is, structures which are commonly called free or flowing rhythm. A theoretical framework is proposed for the analysis and transcription of such music.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
Spring-Summer 1993

The Jewish service in Communist Hungary – a personal journey

Red ritual: Ritual music and Communism Summarizes the problems that hindered the practice of Jewish ritual music in Hungary during the Communist period. The music for the traditional Jewish service is described, as are the characteristics that made this music difficult for the modern middle class to accept. It is suggested that the specific character of Jewish ritual music contributed to its marginal position before and after World War II.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
2002

Trial of Strength: Wilhelm Furtwangler in the Third Reich

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Documents the controversial career of conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwangler, who chose to remain in Germany and work with the Nazi Party throughout the war despite his open criticism of the regime. Details his complex relationship with Jewish musicians. Includes photographs and important documents from his life.

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Books
Year: 
1994

The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Tells the story of the author’s parents, who met as performers in the Jewish Culture Association ("Jdische Kulturbund") orchestra in Frankfurt. Describes the activities of the Kulturbund in the face of rising Nazi antagonism throughout the 1930s, and the decision by the author’s father to return from Sweden to Germany in 1936 to be with the woman who would later be his wife.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
2000

The Destruction of a Cultural Tradition in Germany: Organs and Organ Music in the Synagogue

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Describes the fate of Jewish organists and organ music under the Nazis, culminating in the destruction of over 200 synagogue organs on Kristallnacht. Includes brief obituaries for 22 organists and composers who died in the Holocaust.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
2001

Musica Judaica: Journal of the American Society for Jewish Music

The journal presents scholarly as well as semi-popular papers on various aspects of Jewish music. The aim of the Society is “to raise the standards of composition and performance in Jewish music, both liturgical and secular... to encourage research in all areas of Jewish music...to sponsor performances of new and rarely heard works...to commission new works of Jewish interest... to establish links with students and faculty at academic institutions. . .

Material Type: 
Journals
Year: 
1975-

המורשה המוסיקלית של קהילות ישראל [The Musical Heritage of the Jewish Communities]

The publication is meant for self-study and it serves as a course on Jewish music for students of Everyman's University. Each unit is written by a different author, but all are edited by the main contributor.

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Books
Year: 
1985-1987

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