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Jewish Music and Modernity

Philip Bohlman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

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 ... More


EPILOGUE: AFTER JEWISH MUSIC

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This epilogue draws the reader into the ethnographic present: the performance of Jewish music in a postmodern world. Starting with a concert performance of the New Budapest Orpheum Society, for which ... More


American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Mark Slobin (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Klezmer, the Yiddish word for a folk instrumental musician, has come to mean a person, a style, and a scene. This musical subculture came to the United States with the late-nineteenth-century Jewish ... More


Klezmer’s Afterlife: An Ethnography of the Jewish Music Revival in Poland and Germany

Magdalena Waligorska

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995790
eISBN:
9780199346424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995790.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Klezmer has been a controversial phenomenon in post-Holocaust Europe, ever since this traditional Jewish wedding music made it to the concert halls and discos of Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest and Prague. ... More


Searching for the Klezmer City

Mark Slobin

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on klezmer cities in America. These musicians transferred to the United States as part of the construction of a transatlantic East European Jewish community life during the great ... More


The Genealogies: Klezmer Music and Its Traditions in Kraków and Berlin

Magdalena Waligórska

in Klezmer’s Afterlife: An Ethnography of the Jewish Music Revival in Poland and Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995790
eISBN:
9780199346424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995790.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the reader to klezmer traditions in Kraków and Berlin, giving a historical overview of the roots and beginnings of the klezmer boom. It sketches the background of the rising ... More


Why We Do This Anyway: Klezmer as Jewish Youth Subculture

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter expands on some of the points Frank London has made, in his overview of the revival, regarding the variety of motivations for “reviving” klezmer among performers and audiences. It offers ... More


Introduction

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to suggest the full range and scope of modern klezmer studies by allowing a variety of voices to be heard. Most of the ... More


Bulgărească/Bulgarish/Bulgar: The Transformation of a Klezmer Dance Genre

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Within the repertoire of klezmer music in eastern Europe, the bulgarish was a regional phenomenon, originating in Bessarabia as the bulgărească, and then spreading as the klezmer bulgarish to parts ... More


Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory

Walter Zev Feldman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190244514
eISBN:
9780190244545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244514.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Klezmer: Music, History and Memory is the first comprehensive study of the music created by the Jewish musicians’ guild of Eastern Europe—the klezmorim. Klezmer music was the unique example of an ... More


“With an Open Mind and with Respect”: Klezmer as a Site of the Jewish Fringe in Germany in the Early Twenty-first Century

Joel E. Rubin

in Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367481
eISBN:
9780199367504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367481.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

Research on the the recent klezmer movement generally obscures the fact that the contemporary klezmer scene in Germany is dynamic and has evolved over a more than twenty-year period. It comprises ... More


The Klezmer Accordion: An Outsider among Outsiders

Joshua Horowitz

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter takes a closer look at the role of the accordion in klezmer music. Like the pioneering Italian American virtuoso accordionists, Jewish musicians felt equally at home playing classical ... More


Klez Goes to College

Hankus Netsky

in Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238749
eISBN:
9780520937178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238749.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter illustrates some observations about author's experience during the past twenty-four years as one of the instigators of the music's revitalization and as a leader of academic klezmer and ... More


Newish, Not Jewish: A Tale of Two Bands

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the careers of two major bands—The Klezmorim and Brave Old World—which emerged partly or wholly from the little-known California context of the 1970s. Drawing on interviews ... More


An Insider's View: How We Traveled from Obscurity to the Klezmer Establishment in Twenty Years

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Today there are dozens if not hundreds of bands playing Yiddish music. Klezmer is Jewish music; it has gone from an underused term to being overgeneralized. One of the best aspects of the klezmer ... More


American Klezmer: A Brief History

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

The music now known as klezmer took root in the United States during the period of heaviest eastern European Jewish immigration, between 1880 and 1924. Klezmorim migrated from many parts of the ... More


Di Rusishe Progresiv Muzikal Yunyon No. 1 Fun Amerike: The First Klezmer Union in America

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter attempts to rescue an early American Jewish institution from historical oblivion—di rusishe progresiv muzikal yunyon no. 1 fun amerike (the Russian Progressive Musical Union No. 1 of ... More


The Klezmer in Jewish Philadelphia, 1915–70

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

In examining the use of music in community celebrations, one can gain deep insights into significant aspects of the American immigrant experience, including the evolution of a stylized American ... More


“All My Life a Musician”: Ben Bazyler, A European Klezmer In America

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The klezmer tradition suffered major discontinuity after World War II, owing to the near destruction of eastern European Jewry in the Holocaust and to the changes wrought by assimilation and ... More


Sounds of Sensibility

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the historical formation of the klezmer phenomenon in terms of changing structures of feeling. It begins by considering arguments over terminology—not only the term klezmer, but ... More


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