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Sounding Jewish in Berlin : klezmer music and the contemporary city

Sounding Jewish in Berlin : klezmer music and the contemporary city

Author: Phil Alexander
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book explores in lively detail the music, musical networks and performance spaces of the contemporary Berlin klezmer and Yiddish music scene. It chronicles an avowedly international group of musicians (Jewish and non-Jewish) who collectively represent an important new transnational voice for this traditional Eastern European Jewish music. Through the words and music of the performers, the author reveals a rich  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, Phil,
Sounding Jewish in Berlin
New York : Oxford University Press, 2021.
(DLC) 2020041421
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Alexander
ISBN: 9780190064433 0190064439
OCLC Number: 1184239115
Description: xv, 331 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Why Berlin? Why klezmer? --
The music in Berlin : Musical networks --
The music in Berlin : Spaces and places --
Placing Berlin in the music --
Sounding Jewish in Berlin --
Curating the tradition : Dissemination, learning, and responsibility --
Performing Berlin : the silence of the city (Postlude) --
Responsibility: Phil Alexander.


This book tells the story of Berlin's dynamic klezmer scene, tracing the ongoing dialogue between traditional Yiddish folk music and the creativity and modern urbanity of the German capital. It  Read more...


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A fresh perspective on a well-worn debate that is both nuanced as much as it is politicised ... The book is rich in musical examples and ethnographic descriptions that demonstrate how Berlin klezmer Read more...

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