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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


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


Remembrance of Things Past: Klezmer Musicians of Galicia, 1870‒1940

Walter Zev Feldman

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the east European Jewish professional instrumentalist, the klezmer, and his music. The earliest known use of klezmer as a term for a musician occurs in a Jewish community ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

François Guesnet, Benjamin Matis, and Antony Polonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With its five thematic sections covering genres from cantorial to classical to klezmer, this pioneering multi-disciplinary volume presents rich coverage of the work of musicians of Jewish origin in ... More


“Shakespeare, He’s in the Alley”: Performing at the Faire

Rachel Lee Rubin

in Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771389
eISBN:
9780814738108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771389.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the Renaissance faire's “immersion theater” or “promenade theater,” performances in which audience members are watching the drama unfold around them, rather than in front of ... More


Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture

Tina Frühauf and Lily Hirsch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367481
eISBN:
9780199367504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367481.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This book is devoted to Jewish music in Germany from 1945 to the turn of the twenty-first century, with pioneering recent research on its presence (actual, symbolic, or transnational) and ... More


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