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

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Greenwood Press, 1994 - Music - 353 pages
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Music historian Irene Heskes takes a topical and chronological approach to present an exhaustive examination of the history, form and meaning of Jewish musical traditions. Chapters include: Documenting the Heritage; Bible, Liturgy, and Cantorial Art; The Musical Heritage of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry; Music of Mysticism and Piety; The Yiddish Musical World of Eastern Europe; The Holocaust Era; America; The Music of Zion and Israel; Composers and Compositions; and Women.

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IRENE HESKES is a music historian who specializes in Jewish music. She has written numerous articles and reviews for musicological and general journal publications in America, Europe, and Israel, and has contributed to the Encyclopedia Judaica, as well as to Musical Theater in America (Greenwood, 1984), and Handbook of Holocaust Literature (Greenwood, 1993). Among her books are: Studies in Jewish Music (1971), Jews in Music (1974), Ernest Bloch: Creative Spirit (1976), The Resource Book of Jewish Music (Greenwood, 1985), The Music of Abraham Goldfaden (1990), The Golden Age of Cantors (1991), and Yiddish-American Popular Songs, 1895 to 1950 (1992).

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