Ph.D dissertation

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.

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Books
Year: 
1989

Making Judaism meaningful: ambivalence and tradition in a Havurah community

This study focuses on the processes by which members of the Dutchville minyan consruct meaningful Judaism out of their ambivalence towards tradition, exploring their worship practices, celebrations, history and conflicts.
Originally presented as the author’s thesis (Ph.D.)-- University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
The author is also known under the name Lenore Eve Weissler.

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Books
Year: 
1989

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