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Composers of Classical Music of Jewish Descent

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This important book attempts to analyze the reasons for the predominance in classical music of composers of Jewish descent while highlighting their role within the production of works of significant importance, particularly over the last two hundred years. Written in two parts, the larger second section provides an invaluable compilation of biographical sketches for over 250 composers of Jewish descent; some are well known as composers, for example, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Schoenberg, Copland and Gershwin, others ...
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Overview

This important book attempts to analyze the reasons for the predominance in classical music of composers of Jewish descent while highlighting their role within the production of works of significant importance, particularly over the last two hundred years. Written in two parts, the larger second section provides an invaluable compilation of biographical sketches for over 250 composers of Jewish descent; some are well known as composers, for example, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Schoenberg, Copland and Gershwin, others are better known as performers or conductors, for example, Klemperer, Schnabel, and yet others are often not generally identified as of Jewish descent, for example, Finzi. Each composer entry has a brief bibliography. The book contains an extensive glossary of Hebrew and musical terms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780853036135
  • Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Text
Glossary of Hebrew, Musical, Scientific and Related Terms
Introduction 1
Pt. I Historical Survey and Analysis 7
1 Musical Developments in Jewish Communities from Biblical Times until the End of the Eighteenth Century 9
2 Composers of Jewish Descent from the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day 19
3 Accounting for the Preponderance of Composers of Jewish Descent in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 54
4 Jewish Consciousness 85
Conclusions
Pt. II Biographical Sketches of Composers 105
App Lexikon der Juden in der Musik 373
Index 377
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