Music

Chopin's controversial mazurka op. 17, no. 4

Analysis of the musical texture of the mazurka op. 17, no. 4 shows the use of material borrowed from Chopin's previous works and the presence of elements derived from Polish musical folklore. Considering Chopin's negative attitude toward the Jewish musical idiom, it is unlikely that the piece has any Jewish content. The nickname "Little jew" has generated misunderstanding in the musical interpretation of the mazurka and should be dismissed for the anti-Semitic feeling it expresses.

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Articles in Journals
Year: 
1988

Mille voci una stella: Il contributo degli esecutori vocali ebrei o di originale ebraica alla musica operistica e classica (One thousand voices, one star: The contribution of Jewish or Jewish descended singers to operatic and classical music).

Lives and musical achievements of 20th-c. Jewish singers, with particular attention to those who suffered in the Holocaust.

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Books
Year: 
1987

Jewish Musicians at the Court of the Mantuan Dukes 1542-1628

Originally published as: Jüdische Musiker am Hofe von Mantua von 1542-1628. Translated from the Hebrew version, published by the same publisher and editor in 1975. Translated, revised & enlarged by Judith Cohen. Published jointly with the Council for Culture & Art of the Ministry of Education and Culture for the World Congress on Jewish Music, Jerusalem, 1978.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1978

George Gershwin's songbook: Influences of Jewish music, ragtime and Jazz

Doctoral dissertation (University of Kentucky. The 18 piano transcriptions in the "George Gershwin song-book" reflect Gershwin's abilities as a pianist and his fascination with the early 20th music. In America's melting-pot of cultures, the influences of ragtime, jazz and traditional Jewish music may be found. Gershwin wrote for the piano in a remarkable free fresh and innovative fashion. Improvisations as a genre and not as a style are brilliantly captured in this opus.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1989

A Critic Look at His generation

Following the foundation of the State of Israel in 1948 one can clearly detect a growing response to world-wide artistic expressions. The new modes of expression, the innovative techniques, the various elaborate media have all become part of Israeli music. And yet, despite these influences some of the composers have kept their idiosyncratic Israeli flavour. The above mentioned influences on Israeli composers in the Sixties and Seventies are discussed in this article.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1980

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