Music

Is Popular Culture Defining Synagogue Music

As Reform synagogues across the nation reshape their musical styles, debate continues over whether or not the changes are positive. Interviewees include Cantor Jeff Klepper (Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, IL) and Rabbi Daniel Freelander (UAHC national director of program), both of Kol B'Seder, as well as Jewish composer Michael Isaacson.

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Articles in Journals
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1996

Le traite anonyme du manuscrit hebreu 1037 de la Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris

This article is a translation and adaption of an article in Latin dealing mainly with "Musica Plana" by Yehuda ben Rabbi Yizchak. The article includes a definition of music and an explanation of the Guidonian Hand system, hexachords and mutations, the seven melodic interval, the eight modes, mensural notation, the monochord. The article describes music theory prevalent since the 12th century, it was probably written in the 14th century in Southern France.

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Articles in Books
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1968

Viktor Ullmann. A brief biography and appreciation

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Born in Jan. 1898 in Teschen, Czechoslovakia, Ullmann studied in Vienna; in 1918-19, he was a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg. From 1920-27 he served as conducting assistant to Alexander Zemlinsky in Prague, and also worked as free-lance composer and teacher. He continued as a composer and a music critic in Theresienstadt, where he had been deported in 1942. In Oct. 1944 Ullmann was sent to his death in Auschwitz.

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Articles in Journals
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1979

La pratique musicale savante dans quelques communautes juives en Europe aux XVIIe–XVIIIe siecles

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Covers the emergence of the practice of Western Art Music in European Jewish communities (Italy, Southern France, Amsterdam) prior to the nineteenth century. Includes detailed descriptions of the repertoires, their contexts of performance and their composers. This work manifests the implicit desire of Jewish music scholars to inscribe a Jewish presence in the predominant Christian and Eurocentric music narrative of modern Musicology.

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Books
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1966

Hebrew Writings Concerning Music in Manuscripts and Printed Books from Geonic Times up to 1800

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An annotated compilation of texts in Hebrew characters (Aramaic, Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic) on the theory, technique, philosophy, and ethics of music from early medieval to early modern periods. The texts are independent bibliographic units, chapters or sections from larger works about other subjects. Each text is superbly edited with references to its sources and a bibliography. Includes detailed indices that assist in cross relating the different texts.

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Books
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1975

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