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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : LITTMAN LIB OF JEWISH CIV, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

In the Polish lands, musicians of Jewish origin have produced an astonishing variety of music of all genres. Offering a multi-disciplinary thematic approach to this creativity, this volume considers  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1906764743 9781906764746 1906764735 9781906764739
OCLC Number: 962125009
Contents: IntroductionFrancois Guesnet, Benjamin Matis,and Antony PolonskyPART I. CANTORIAL AND RELIGIOUS MUSICA Chestnut, a Grape, and a Pack of Lions: AShabbos in Plock with a Popular Synagogue Singer in the Early NineteenthCenturyDaniel KatzMosheKoussevitzky (1899-1966) in Vilna, Warsaw, and RussiaAkiva ZimmermanTheArt of Cantorial Singing in the Polish TerritoriesBozena MuszkalskaPART II. JEWS IN POPULAR MUSICAL CULTURE INPOLANDMusicalAfterthoughts on Shmeruk's MayufesBret WerbServant Romances: Eighteenth-Century YiddishLyric and Narrative Folk SongsMichael LukinBroderSingers: Forerunners of the Yiddish TheatreAmanda (Miryem-Khaye) SeigelGimpel's Theatre, Lwow: The Sounds of aPopular Yiddish Theatre Preserved on Gramophone Records, 1904-1913Michael AylwardThe Polish Tin Pan Alley-A Jewish StreetRobert RothsteinOnthe Dance Floor, on the Screen, on the Stage. Popular Music in the InterwarPeriod: Polish, Jewish, SharedTamara SztymaTheJews in the Band: Anders Army's Special TroupesBeth HolmgrenSzpilman, Bajgelman, and Barsht: The Legacy of an Extended Polish JewishKlezmer FamilyJoel E. RubinWladyslawSzpilman's Post-War Career in PolandFilip MazurczakAbraham Ellstein's Film Scores: Some LessObvious SourcesRonald RobboyPARTIII. JEWS IN THE POLISH CLASSICAL MUSIC SCENEThe 'Lust Machine': Recording and Selling theJewish Nation in the Late Russian Empire JamesLoefflerLeoZeitlin and the Flourishing of Jewish Art Music in Early 1920s VilnaPaula Eisenstein-Baker'Jewish musiciansare the crowning achievements of foreign nations': Jewish Identity and Yiddish Nationalism in the Writings ofMenachem KipnisJulia RiegelOstbahnhofBerlin: Jewish Music Students of East European Origin at the Berlin Conservatory,1918-1933Adam J. SacksJewish Music Institutions andOrganizations in Interwar GaliciaSylwia Jakubczyk-SleczkaJewish Composers of Polish Musicafter 1939: A Story in Lists and NumbersMaja TrochimczykTadeusz Zygfryd Kassern'sAmerican YearsSlawomir DobrzanskiPART IV. THE HOLOCAUST REFLECTED IN JEWISHMUSIC'My song,you are my strength': Personal Repertories of Polish and Yiddish Songs from YoungSurvivors of the Lodz GhettoJoseph ToltzSingingTheir Way HomeEliyana R. AdlerThe Nazi-Era Confiscation of WandaLandowska's Musical Collection and Its AftermathCarlaShapreauMusic as a 'Paper Bridge' between Generationsbefore and after the HolocaustBellaSzwarcman-CzarnotaPARTV. KLEZMER IN POLAND TODAYThe Klezmer Revival in Poland as a Contact ZoneMagdalena WaligorskaThe Sound of Change: Performing'Jewishness' in Small Polish TownsEllie Shapiro


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