Second edition 1992 Explores and analises the significance of the music of American musicals such as Show Boat, Porgy and Bess, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Evita, A Chorus Line, Sweeney Todd and more.
An overview of the history and ethnography of the American cantorial as practices in Conservative synagogues, based on extensive interviews with its practitioners (cantors) and the institutions of training. Also discusses musical aspects of the repertoire.
Includes biographies, and complete list of publications of the Society for Jewish folk music in St. Petersburg (lists of works, of Joel Engel, Joseph Achron, Moses Milner, Lazare Saminsky, Alexander Krein, and Michael Gniessen).
This study focuses on the processes by which members of the Dutchville minyan consruct meaningful Judaism out of their ambivalence towards tradition, exploring their worship practices, celebrations, history and conflicts.
Originally presented as the author’s thesis (Ph.D.)-- University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
The author is also known under the name Lenore Eve Weissler.