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Sounding Jewish in Berlin : klezmer music and the contemporary city

Title
Sounding Jewish in Berlin : klezmer music and the contemporary city / Phil Alexander.
Author
Alexander, Phil
Publication
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]

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Description
xv, 331 pages : illustrations, music; 25 cm
Summary
"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 and constantly developing scene that has embedded itself in the contemporary city in creative, diverse, and sometimes confrontational ways. This ongoing transformation of Berlin klezmer is powerful evidence that if traditional music is to remain audible amid the noise of the urban, it must stake its claim as a meaningful part of that noise. By engaging with the city itself, klezmer in Berlin has moved beyond 'revival'-revealing how traditional culture can remain relevant within a shifting, overlapping, decidedly modern, urban cosmopolitanism"--
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-317) and index.
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) -- Conclusion.
Call Number
JME 21-289
ISBN
  • 9780190064433
  • 0190064439
LCCN
2020041420
OCLC
  • 1184239115
  • 1184239115
Author
Alexander, Phil, author.
Title
Sounding Jewish in Berlin : klezmer music and the contemporary city / Phil Alexander.
Publisher
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-317) and index.
Chronological Term
2000-2099
Other Form:
Online version: Alexander, Phil, Sounding Jewish in Berlin [1.] New York : Oxford University Press, 2021. 9780190064457 (DLC) 2020041421
Research Call Number
JME 21-289
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