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Post-Communist Jewish Identities: Jewish Music

Annotated bibliographies on several aspects of the subject.

Jewish Music

This section was compiled by
G. Daniel Michael.


Auerbach, G. "The Jewish Music Institute Library School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London." Brio 40 (2003): 24-34.

Aylward, M. "Early Recordings of Jewish Music in Poland." Polin 16 (2003): 59-70.

Barzel, T. "If Not Klezmer, Then What?: Jewish Music and Modalities on New York City's Downtown Music Scene." Michigan Quarterly Review 42 (2003): 79-94.

Clarkson, Austin. "What Is Jewish Music? " Contemporary Music Review 27.2-3 (2008): 179-192.

Cohen, Judah M. "Ruth Katz. &Ldquo;The Lachmann Problem”: An Unsung Chapter in Comparative Musicology. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2003. 415 Pp. CD Encl.; David M. Schiller. Bloch, Schoenberg & Bernstein: Assimilating Jewish Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. X, 199 Pp.; Marsha Bryan Edelman. Discovering Jewish Music. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2003. Xii, 396 Pp. CD Encl." AJS Review 28.2 (2004): 398-403.

Edelman, Marsha Bryan. "Exploring the Rich Tradition of Jewish Music. Confining Jewish Music to Hanukkah Songs Robs Students of a Wealth of Great History and Music." Music Educators Journal 77.1 (1990): 35.

Heskes, Irene, and Ezra Mendelsohn. "Book Review: Passport to Jewish Music: Its History, Traditions, and Culture." American Jewish History 84.1 (1996): 53.

Heskes, Irene, and Gordon Theil. "Passport to Jewish Music: Its History, Traditions, and Culture." Notes 52.2 (1995): 447.

Heskes, Irene. "Shapers of American Jewish Music: Mailamm and the Jewish Music Forum, 1931-62." American Music 15.3 (1997): 305.

Jacobson, Joshua R. "ARTICLES - Musing About Jewish Music." The Choral Journal 41.8 (2001): 35.

Johnson, Bret. "Milken Archive of Jewish Music." Tempo 59.232 (2005): 50-52.

Lewis, Joel. "Heavy Shtetl: The New, In-Your Face Jewish Music. It's Loud, It's Proud. It's a Fusion of Klezmer, Jazz and Rock That's Finding a New Audience." Moment 20.4 (1995): 46.

Loeffler, James Benjamin. "Richard Wagner's "Jewish Music": Antisemitism and Aesthetics in Modern Jewish Culture." Jewish Social Studies 15.2 (2009): 2-36.

Lubet, Alex. "Maramoros: The Lost Jewish Music of Transylvania -- Muzsikas." Ethno-Musicology 40.1 (1996): 132.

"Mixed Media - A Special Report from Toronto's HOTDOCS Film Festival, Featuring Movies on Darfur, Abu Ghraib and Climate Change. Also, Jewish Music and New Folk, Plus a Book on Lesbians in India and a Novel About a Nigerian in Berlin." New Internationalist 402 (2007): 30.

Musleah, Rahel. "From Harp To Heavy Metal. Jewish Music Has Broken Through Its Traditional Bars and Is Expressing Itself in Every Mainstrem and Avant Garde Idiom There Is." Hadassah Magazine 76.6 (1995): 34.

O'Brien, Geoffrey, and John Zorn. "Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach Produced." The New York Review of Books 46.8 (1999): 46.

Pinnolis, Judith S. "Jewish Music on the Internet." Notes 61.1 (2004): 194-197.

Seroussi, Edwin. "On Jewish Music: Past and Present (Review)." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 27.1 (2009): 204-207.

Slobin, Mark. "Learning the Lessons of Studying Jewish Music." Judaism 44.2 (1995): 220.

Weiss, Edmond H. "Lenny the Klezmer. Defying His Father to Become One of the Foremost Composers and Conductors of This Century, Leonard Bernstein Contributed to Jewish Music with Daring--and Sometimes Heretical--Compositions That Explored, and Ultimately Extolled, His Religion." Moment 18.1 (1993): 40.

"Whither Jewish Music? Jewish Studies, Music Scholarship, and the Tilt Between Seminary and University." AJS Review 32.1 (2008): 29-48.

Wood, Abigail, and Philip Bohlman. "Jewish Music and Modernity. By Philip Bohlman." Music and Letters 90.4 (2009): 727-730.


Adler, Israel, and Ann Brener. The Study of Jewish Music: A Bibliographical Guide. Yuval monograph series, 10. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, the Hebrew University, 1995.

Bikel, Theodore, et al. A taste of Chanukah. Cambridge, Mass: Rounder, 1999.

Black, Stanley, et al. L'chaim! the ultimate Jewish music collection. London, England: London, 1995.

Bohlman, Philip Vilas, and Sander L. Gilman. Jewish Musical Modernism, Old and New. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Bohlman, Philip Vilas. Jewish Music and Modernity. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Bohlman, Philip Vilas. The World Centre for Jewish Music in Palestine, 1936-1940: Jewish Musical Life on the Eve of World War II. Oxford [England]: Clarendon Press, 1992.

Edelman, Marsha Bryan. Discovering Jewish Music. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Feldshuh, Tovah, et al. Introducing the world of American Jewish music. [Hong Kong]: Naxos, 2003.

Friedmann, Jonathan L. Perspectives on Jewish Music: Secular and Sacred. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009.

Gilbert, Sylvia. Jewish Music from the Bible to Broadway: A Short History of Jewish Music. Nashville, TN: James C. Winston Pub, 1995.

Gradenwitz, Peter. The Music of Israel: From the Biblical Era to Modern Times. Portland, Or: Amadeus Press, 1996.

Greenspoon, Leonard Jay. Studies in Jewish Civilization, Volume 19: I Will Sing and Make Music: Jewish Music and Musicians Throughout the Ages ; [Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization-Harris Center for Judaic Studies, October 29-30, 2006. Omaha, Neb: Creighton Univ. Press [u.a.], 2008.

Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe. The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Harvard College Library, Violet Gilboa, and Charles Berlin. Judaica Sound Recordings in the Harvard College Library: A Catalog. Cambridge, Mass: [The Library], 1996.

Hirshberg, Jehoash. Music in the Jewish Community of Palestine, 1880-1948: A Social History. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.

Idelsohn, A. Z. Jewish Music: Its Historical Development. New York: Dover Publications, 1992.

Isaacs, Ronald H. Jewish Music: Its History, People, and Song. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson, 1997.

Isaacson, Michael. Jewish Music As Midrash: What Makes Music Jewish? Encino, CA: ECM Books and Music, 2007.

Marini, Stephen A. Sacred Song in America: Religion, Music, and Public Culture. Public expressions of religion in America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

Pasternak, Velvel. The Jewish Music Companion. [United States]: Tara Publications, 2002.

Rubin, Emanuel, and John H. Baron. Music in Jewish History and Culture. Detroit monographs in musicology/Studies in music, no. 47. Sterling Heights, Mich: Harmonie Park Press, 2006.

Sapoznik, Henry. Klezmer!: Jewish Music from Old World to Our World. New York: Schirmer Books, 1999.

Schiller, David Michael. Assimilating Jewish Music: Sacred Service, A Survivor from Warsaw, Kaddish. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Georgia, 1996, 1996.

Schiller, David Michael. Bloch, Schoenberg, and Bernstein: Assimilating Jewish Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Sullivan, Lawrence Eugene. Enchanting Powers: Music in the World's Religions. Cambridge, Mass: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, 1997.

Wertheimer, Jack. The Modern Jewish Experience: A Reader's Guide. New York: New York University Press, 1993.

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