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

Michael C. Steinlauf and Antony Polonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Scholarship on the civilization of Polish Jews has tended to focus on elite culture and canonical literature. This volume focuses on the less explored theme of Jewish popular culture and shows how it ... 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


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


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


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


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


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