Russia

Selected writings and lectures of Joseph Yasser : an annotated bibliography compiled by Albert Weisser.

A partial bibliography of Joseph Yasser's writings and lectures, with emphasis on subjects related to Jewish music. Each bibliographical item includes publication information, summary of content, and a list of the literature that was written about the item.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1970

The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

"No image of prerevolutionary Russian Jewish life is more iconic than the fiddler on the roof. But in the half century before 1917, Jewish musicians were actually descending from their shtetl roofs and streaming in dazzling numbers to Russia’s new classical conservatories. At a time of both rising anti-Semitism and burgeoning Jewish nationalism, how and why did Russian music become the gateway to modern Jewish identity?

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
2010

Orchestra

Documentary. 28 min.
Beer Sheva's chamber orchestra is comprised primarily of Russian Jewish immigrants. The film documents the establishment of the orchestra, the attitudes of citizens of Beer Sheva and the feelings of the musicians about their new life in Israel.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1975

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