A compilation of passages from the Book of Splendor, the main medieval text of Jewish mysticism, addressing non-verbal sound, song and singing (celestial and human). Indices cross relate between subjects and concepts treated in diverse passages
This study has a two-fold purpose: the presentation of one kind of examination of a specific musical repertoire in the field of the so-called Israeli folk-song, and the development of a method for examining and defining the style of a large monodic repertoire with the aid of the computer.
A catalogue of the section of Abraham Zvi Idelsohn's Nachlass that was donated to the Jewish National and University Library. It includes the unpublished manuscripts of his Hebrew book Toldot Haneginah Haivrit (The History of Jewish Music), feuilleton and poems written by Idelsohn, studies and articles, correspondences, press clippings articles and prints, and iconographical material. Includes also Hebrew introduction.
Two unedited lectures by Robert Lachmann, one of the chief representatives of the Berlin School of Comparative Musicology and founder of the Archive for Oriental Music at the Hebrew University. The articles present many bold conceptions and sharply defined observations despite the fact that there were no accepted models for this type of investigation at the time they were written. Lachmann’s sensitivity and broad general knowledge enabled him to detect surprising parallels between contemporary practices and ancient traditions and to follow the tracks of musical practices around the world beyond national boundaries.
This monograph presents the existing literary evidence related to the art music practices of the Portuguese Jewish Community of Amsterdam in the 18th century. It includes an inventory of the notated musical sources preserved in the library of the community in Amsterdam, an edition of some of the works, and background on the musical occasions in which this music was performed. 144p. Revised and enlarged version of part 4 of the author's "la pratique musicale savante dans quelques communautes juives en Europe aux 17e et 18e siecles".