Passport to Jewish Music: Its History, Traditions, and Culture

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PASSPORT TO JEWISH MUSIC
Its History, Traditions, and Culture

Irene Heskes

Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, Number 33

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut · London

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Passport to Jewish Music: Its History, Traditions, and Culture
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Part I - Documenting the Heritage 1
  • 1 - A Duty of Preservation and Continuity: Collectors and Collections of Jewish Music in America 3
  • Notes 10
  • 2 - Abraham Z. Idelsohn and Gershon Ephros: Creative Connection. 12
  • Notes 20
  • 3- Builders of Sacred Bridges: Scholars And Studies in Jewish Music 23
  • Notes 31
  • Part II - Bible, Liturgy, and Cantorial Art 35
  • 4 - Jewish Music and Biblical Heritage 37
  • Notes 43
  • 5 - A Historical and Bibliographical Perspective on Jewish Liturgical Music in Eastern Europe to 1900 46
  • Notes 53
  • 6 - The Golden Age of the Cantorial Art 56
  • Notes 67
  • 7 - Melodies of Prayer: The Jewish Liturgical Calendar 69
  • Notes 84
  • Part III - The Musical Heritage of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry 87
  • 8 - Judeo-Spanish Moroccan Songs 89
  • Notes 92
  • 9 - Three Important Collections of Sephardic Music 94
  • Notes 96
  • 10 - Sephardic Music Conference in Jerusalem 97
  • Notes 99
  • 11 - Sephardic Traditions and Mediterranean Styles 100
  • Notes 104
  • 12 - The Music of Oriental Jewry 105
  • Notes 107
  • Part IV - Music of Mysticism and Piety 109
  • 13 - The Mystics: Poet-Bards of the Liturgy 111
  • Notes 115
  • 14 - The Music of Hasidism: Melodies of Spiritual Ecstasy 117
  • Notes 120
  • 15 - Collections of Hasidic Music 122
  • Notes 125
  • Part V - The Yiddish Musical World of Eastern Europe 127
  • 16 - Music and Yiddish 129
  • Notes 131
  • 17 - Yiddish Musical Theater: Its Origins in Europe 132
  • Notes 143
  • 18 - Russian Nationalism and Jewish Music 145
  • Notes 150
  • Part VI - The Holocaust Era 153
  • 19 - The Musical Legacy of the Holocaust 155
  • Notes 168
  • Part VII - America 175
  • 20 - Three Hundred Years of Jewish Music in America 177
  • Notes 221
  • Part VIII - The Music of Zion and Israel 227
  • 21 - Hope and the Man: Hatikvah and Naphtali Herz Imber 229
  • Notes 233
  • 22 - Song and the Modern Return to Zion 235
  • Notes 245
  • 23 - The Inspiration of Israeli Composers 247
  • Notes 250
  • 24 - Musical Festivities in Israel 251
  • Notes 256
  • Part IX - Composers and Compositions 257
  • 25 - Reflections on Creativity and Heritage: Salomone Rossi and His Era 259
  • Notes 262
  • 26 - Meyerbeer, Halévy, and Offenbach: The Nineteenth Century 264
  • Notes 270
  • 27 - Arnold Schoenberg: Shaper of Twentieth-Century Music Creativity 273
  • Notes 280
  • 28 - Bloch, Milhaud, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco 283
  • Notes 290
  • 29 - An Emigré Sampler: Toch, Zeisl, Wolpe, and Weill 292
  • Notes 296
  • 30 - Leonard Bernstein 298
  • Notes 303
  • 31 - Commissioning of Jewish Music 305
  • Notes 307
  • 32 - Some Thoughts on American Popular Songwriters: Berlin, Kern, Gershwin, and Arlen 309
  • Notes 313
  • 33 - Scripture as Creative Inspiration 315
  • Notes 321
  • Part X - Women 323
  • 34 - Miriam's Sisters: Jewish Women and Liturgical Music 325
  • Notes 332
  • Afterword 335
  • Notes 337
  • Index 339
  • About the Author *
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