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Music in Jewish history and culture / by Emanuel Rubin and John H. Baron.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0899901336
  • ISBN: 9780899901336
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 403 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Sterling Heights, Michigan : Harmonie Park Press, 2008.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-381) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Background and orientation -- Music in the Bible -- The Greco-Roman world -- Cantillation -- Jewish music in the world of medieval Islam -- Secular music of the Jews in Christian Europe in the Middle Ages -- Synagogue music from the destruction of the temple to 1800 -- The cantor of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Music of the Yiddish-speaking world in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Secular Jewish musicians of modern Europe -- The history and development of Jewish liturgical music in America -- Secular Jewish music and musicians in North America -- Music of the Holocaust -- Creation of a national music prior to Israeli statehood -- Music in modern Israel.
Summary, etc.:
"Music in Jewish History and Culture surveys the broad sweep of music among Jews of widely diverse communities from Biblical times to the modern day. Each chapter focuses on a different Jewish cultural epoch and, against the background of its principal historical and cultural traits, explores the music and the way it functioned in that society. Proceeding more or less chronologically, the fifteen chapters cover a variety of Jewish musical expressions. Topics considered include performance practices of the ancient Temple, the relationship of Jewish and early Christian music, cantillation, Jewish music in the worlds of medieval Islam and Christianity, Yiddish and Ladino folk music, growth and development of the synagogue liturgy, cantorial song in Europe and the United States, Yiddish theater in Europe and North America, klezmer, Jews in the concert world of the past two centuries, music of the Holocaust, American synagogue music, and music in modern Israel. A unique feature of the book is its carefully placed historical interludes, while illustrations, charts, and a glossary of technical terms supplement the text. Since both authors have long experience lecturing to general audiences as well as teaching this material in college courses, they have structured the book as both a college text and an informative guide for the lay reader."--Publisher's website.
Subject: Jews > Music > History and criticism.

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