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The World Centre for Jewish Music in Palestine, 1936–1940: Jewish Musical Life on the Eve of World War II

A survey of the history and personalities of an ambitions pre-World War II attempt to create an institution that will document and promote Jewish music while moving the operations from an insecure Europe to Palestine. Based on the archives of the WCJM located at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, the book includes useful indices.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1992

Music of Israel: From the Biblical Era to Modern Times

A survey first published in 1949 covering Jewish music from patriarch Abraham to contemporary Israeli composers. Its main aim is to reassert the Jewish presence in the narrative of Western music history. As others of its kind, this book presents a compilation of data devoid of theoretical or critical concerns.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1996

Was heisst “jüdische Musik”? Grundzüge eines Diskurses im 20. Jahrhundert.

A programmatic article including a very valuable critique of most of definitions of Jewish music. It stresses the ambiguity of the concept of Jewish music as well as the racialized discourses related to it that developed after Richard Wagner.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
2004

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