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. 



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Musica Mizrakhit, Israeli Rock and National Culture in Israel


The purpose of this article is to demonstrate briefly the power of thenationalistic world-view on music-making in Israel as an example of its power almost everywhere. Two major music cultures in Israel - musica mizrakhit and Israeli rock - are examined to show how the exclusion of the one produces motivation and demands for inclusion in the national culture, while the cosmopolitan nature of the other exposes it to pressures to become "national".

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