Passport To Jewish Music

Passport To Jewish Music

by Irene Heskes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313280355

ISBN-13: 9780313280351

Pub. Date: 06/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The purpose of this book is to present a survey of Jewish music to illuminate its special role as a mirror of history, tradition, and cultural heritage. The 27 topical chapters have been placed within a modified chronological perspective to present a historic picture of virtually every important development in Jewish music. The book represents a culmination of

Overview

The purpose of this book is to present a survey of Jewish music to illuminate its special role as a mirror of history, tradition, and cultural heritage. The 27 topical chapters have been placed within a modified chronological perspective to present a historic picture of virtually every important development in Jewish music. The book represents a culmination of several decades of the author's dedicated labor and scholarly study in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313280351
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1994
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance Series, #33
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Documenting the Heritage

A Duty of Preservation and Continuity: Collectors and Collections of Jewish Music in America

Abraham Z. Idelsohn and Gershon Ephros: Creative Connection

Builders of Sacred Bridges: Scholars and Studies in Jewish Music

Bible, Liturgy, and the Cantorial Art

Jewish Music and Biblical Heritage

An Historical and Bibliographical Perspective on Jewish Liturgical Music in the Settled Areas of Eastern Europe to 1900

The Golden Age of the Cantorial Art

Melodies of Prayer: The Jewish Liturgical Calendar

The Musical Heritage of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry

Judeo-Spanish Moroccan Songs

Three Important Collections of Sephardic Music

Sephardic Music Conference in Jerusalem

Sephardic Traditions and Mediterranean Styles

The Music of Oriental Jewry

Music of Mysticism and Piety

The Mystics: Poet-Bards of the Liturgy

The Music of Hasidism: Melodies of Spiritual Ecstasy

Collections of Hasidic Music

The Yiddish Musical World of Eastern Europe

Music and Yiddish: Folksong Heritage

Yiddish Musical Theater: Its Origins in Europe

Russian Nationalism and Jewish Music

The Holocaust Era

The Musical Legacy of the Holocaust

America

Three Hundred Years of Jewish Music in America

Music of Zion and Israel

Hope and the Man: Hatikvah and Naphtali Herz Imber

Song and the Modern Return to Zion

The Inspiration of Israeli Composers

Musical Festivities in Israel

Composers and Compositions

Reflections on Creativity and Heritage: [Salamone Rossi and His Era

Meyerbeer, Halevy, Offenbach: The 19th Century

Arnold Schoenberg: A 20th-Century Man

Bloch, Milhaud, Castelnuovo-Tedesco

An Emigre Sampler: Toch, Zeisl, Wolpe, Weill

Leonard Bernstein

Commissioning of Jewish Music

Some Thoughts on American Popular Song Writers: Berlin, Kern, Gershwin, Arlen]

Scripture as Creative Inspiration

Women

Miriam's Sisters: Jewish Women and Liturgical Music

Afterword

Index

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