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Maurice Ravel's accompaniment to three Hebrew melodies: Archaic or ultra-modern?

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
In: 
Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy
Year: 
1987-1988
Volume: 
X
Pages: 
Jun-17
Languages: 
English
Description: 

Analysis of Ravel's Mejerke mein Suhn (published as "Chanson Hebraique" in Chants populaires in 1910) and Kaddish and die alte Kashe (published as Deux melodies hebraiques in 1914).reveals an ingenious use of compositional techniques of the past. With admiration and respect for the Jewish musical heritage, Ravel has harmonized three of its most beautiful and familiar melodies.

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