For most people, “Jewish music” implies klezmer, East European folk tunes, or liturgical compositions. But for over a century, Jewish composers have created art music. . .
A group of Israeli musicians has been performing the sacred and secular work of Salomone Rossi, who composed music both for the synagogue and to. . .
In an interviewed with Israeli conductor Arik Vardi, the acclaimed piano virtuoso discusses growing up as a prodigy in the Soviet Union and playing soccer. . .
Gustavo Bulgach’s Yiddish Tango Club mixes klezmer with the Latin American dance style. As students of tango are well aware, there’s nothing new in that.
Also known as Ladino, the language of Sephardi Jewry boasts poetic and musical treasures in danger of being lost; in Seattle, a group is working to conserve it.
Despite reports to the contrary, American Jewish culture isn’t a “project” and it isn’t dead. Far from it.
Just as music has shaped Jewish history and Jewish identity, Jews have influenced the course of music in all its forms.
The music and poems composed in the concentration camps enabled Jews to assert their humanity even as it was forcibly stripped away.