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Jewish Music and Modernity

Philip Bohlman


Is there really such a thing as Jewish music? And does it survive as an expressive practice of worship and identity against modernity? This book poses such questions in new and critical ways by surveying a vast diasporic landscape, taking into consideration the many ways music historically witnessed the confrontation between modern Jews and the world around them, from the waning of the Middle Ages until the Holocaust. The book examines the confluence of many styles and repertories as Jewish music: the sacred and the secular; folk and popular music; songs in which Jewish languages — Yiddish, La ... More

Keywords: Berlin, Budapest, cabaret, cantors, diasporic, Holocaust, Jewish music, Klezmer, modernity, Vienna

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195178326
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Bohlman, author
University of Chicago
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