Music in Jewish Thought: Selected Writings, 1890-1920

Overview

With the nineteenth century came new freedom for European Jews. Enjoying an integration that had been denied since the Middle Ages, they now wrestled with the form and degree of that integration in all areas of their lives, including in their creation, appreciation, and criticism of music. The writings focus on Jewish musicology, biography, historical surveys, secular music and songs performed in the synagogue.

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Overview

With the nineteenth century came new freedom for European Jews. Enjoying an integration that had been denied since the Middle Ages, they now wrestled with the form and degree of that integration in all areas of their lives, including in their creation, appreciation, and criticism of music. The writings focus on Jewish musicology, biography, historical surveys, secular music and songs performed in the synagogue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786444397
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/6/2009
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan L. Friedmann is a professor of Jewish music history at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, and Extraordinary Professor of theology at North-West University (South Africa). He is the author, editor or compiler of eleven other books on music and religion. Visit his website at jonathanfriedmann.com .

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Table of Contents

Introduction Sulzer, Idelsohn, and the Revival of Jewish Music 7

Pt. I Jewish Sacred Music 25

1 The Music of the Jews (1898) Sam L. Jacobson Jacobson, Sam L. 29

2 Synagogal Music (1906) Francis L. Cohen Cohen, Francis L. 34

3 Jewish Music (1917) Francis L. Cohen Cohen, Francis L. 52

4 Music of the Synagog (1915) Jacob Singer Singer, Jacob 59

5 Hebrew Music (1919) Lewis M. Isaacs Isaacs, Lewis M. 66

6 The Music of the Synagogue (1917) David de Sola Pool Pool, David de Sola 69

Pt. II Studies in Jewish Music 77

7 The Music of the Psalms (1894) Naphtali Herz Imber Imber, Naphtali Herz 81

8 The Music of the Ghetto (1898) Naphtali Herz Imber Imber, Naphtali Herz 96

9 Jewish Singers (1910) Mendel Silber Silber, Mendel 106

10 Composers and Players (1910) Mendel Silber Silber, Mendel 109

11 The Russian Jewish Folk-Song (1917) Kurt Schindler Schindler, Kurt 112

12 Hazzanim and Hazzanut (1920) Pinchos Jassinowsky Jassinowsky, Pinchos 122

Pt. III Reviving Jewish Music 131

13 Solomon Sulzer: Reminiscences of Vienna (1890) Benjamin Franklin Peixotto Peixotto, Benjamin Franklin 135

14 The Life of Salomon Sulzer (1903) Adolph Guttman Guttman, Adolph 138

15 Music of the Synagogue (1895) Gustav Karpeles Karpeles, Gustav 147

16 Secular Currents in the Synagogal Chant in America (1918) Joseph Reider Reider, Joseph 153

17 A Revival of Jewish Music (1919) Joseph Reider Reider, Joseph 163

18 The Future of Jewish Music (1919) Jerome H. Bayer Bayer, Jerome H. 179

19 Music in the Religious School (1919) Louis Grossman Grossman, Louis 186

Sources of Selections 191

Bibliography 193

Index 199

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