Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume IX: Modern Jews and Their Musical Agendas: Modern Jews…

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorEzra Mendelsohn

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This volume examines music's place in the process of Jewish assimilation into the modern European bourgeoisie and the role assigned to music in forging a new Jewish Israeli national identity, in maintaining a separate Sephardic identity, and in preserving a traditional Jewish life.Contributions include "On the Jewish Presence in Nineteenth Century European Musical Life," by Ezra Mendelsohn, "Musical Life in the Central European Jewish Village," by Philip V. Bohlman, "Jews and Hungarians in Modern Hungarian Musical Culture," by Judit Frigyesi, "New Directions in the Music ofthe Sephardic Jews," by Edwin Seroussi, "The Eretz Israeli Song and the Jewish National Fund," by Natan Shahar, "Alexander U. Boskovitch and the Quest for an Israeli Musical Style," by Jehoash Hirshberg, and "Music of Holy Argument," by Lionel Wolberger. The volume also contains essays, bookreviews, and a list of recent dissertations in the field.

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This volume examines music's place in the process of Jewish assimilation into the modern European bourgeoisie and the role assigned to music in forging a new Jewish Israeli national identity, in maintaining a separate Sephardic identity, and in preserving a traditional Jewish life.Contributions include "On the Jewish Presence in Ninete...

Ezra Mendelsohn is at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.49 × 6.61 × 1.06 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"Brings together a sumptuous feast of scholarly offerings, representing a wide range of topics, methods, and analytical perspectives on Jewish social and cultural history...These essays amount to a thoughtful examination of the role music, with its largely symbolic meaning, has always playedin the formation of political, social, or cultural identity."--Shofar