Music in Jewish history and culture
Topics considered include performance practices of the ancient Temple, the relationship of Jewish and early Christian music, cantillation, Jewish music in the worlds of medieval Islam and Christianity, Yiddish and Ladino folk music, growth and development of the synagogue liturgy, cantorial song in Europe and the United States, Yiddish theater in Europe and North America, klezmer, Jews in the concert world of the past two centuries, music of the Holocaust, American synagogue music, and music in modern Israel. Since both authors have long experience lecturing to general audiences as well as teaching this material in college courses, they have structured the book as both a college text and an informative guide for the lay reader.
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