A brief survey of JM from biblical times to the eighteenth century. Unlike books attempting to cover two millennia and the whole diaspora, this short article highlights some important developments in JM without pretending to cover the whole span.
Maramures (formerly Maramaros, in Hungarian) was a Jewish community in Transylvania that, prior to World War II, had a rich musical heritage. After the Shoah, not a single one of the area's musicians returned from concentration camps.
Collection title: Studies in contemporary Jewry. IX (1993): Modern Jews and their musical agendas In Hungarian: Journal of the Society of Hungarian Jewish Culture (Sept, 1992), 31-36. In the domain of bourgeois life and culture there has been a real alliance between Jewish and non-Jewish Hungarians.
A comparative study of Spanish romances (extant in 16th-c. Spanish polyphonic sources) and Sephardic romances. Textual and musical concordances are provided for romances from the two repertoires. This study represents the first discovery of melodic similarities between the two repertoires.