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The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture

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The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture examines the powerful but often overlooked presence of the organ in synagogue music and the musical life of German-speaking Jewish communities. Tina Frühauf expertly chronicles the history of the organ in Jewish culture from the earliest references in the Talmud through the 19th century, when it had established a firm and lasting presence in Jewish sacred and secular spaces in central Europe. Frühauf demonstrates how the introduction of the organ into German synagogues was part of the significant changes which took place in Judaism after the Enlightenment, and posits the organ as a symbol of the division of the Jewish community into Orthodox and Reform congregations. Newly composed organ music for Jewish liturgy after this division became part of a cross-cultural music tradition in 19th and 20th century Germany, when a specific style of organ music developed which combined elements of Western and Jewish cultures. Concluding with a discussion of the organ in Jewish communities in Israel and the USA, the book presents in-depth case studies which illustrate how the organ has been utilized in the musical life of specific Jewish communities in the 20th century.

Based on extensive research in the archives of organ builders and Jewish musicians, The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture offers comprehensive and detailed descriptions of specific organs as well as fascinating portraits of Jewish organists and composers. With an extensive companion website featuring full color illustrations and over 200 organ dispositions, this book will be eagerly read by performers, students, and scholars of the organ, as well as students and scholars in historical musicology and Jewish music.

About the Author

Tina Frühauf is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and Editor at Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale in New York. In addition to her works as a scholar, she is an organist and church musician. Her German and English publications include articles in the Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy and Orgel International, numerous book chapters and encyclopaedia contributions on the German-Jewish music culture, organs and organ music, the piano and the violin.

Table of Contents

1. The Organ, Jewish Music, and Identity

2. Jewish "Curiosities": The Organ in Judaism Before 1800

The Jewish Literature of Early Modernity

Pictorial Sources of Different Cultural and Religious Provenance

Meshorerim as the Forerunners of Organ Accompaniment

The Synagogues of Prague and Venice

3. The Organ as a Jewish Religious Response to Modernity

From Liturgical Reforms to a New Musical Identity

The Synagogue Organ in the Context of Organ Building Traditions

Intermezzo: Sharing the Console--The Synagogue Organist

The Synagogue Organist in the Framework of Christian Traditions

Organists at the New Synagogue in Berlin

The Impact of the Organist Question

4. Organ Music in Jewish Communities

From Lewandowski to Schalit: The Stylistic Development of Jewish Organ Music

Departure and Destruction: Organ Music in the "Spiritual Ghetto"

5. The Aftermath of Emigration

Limitations in the "Land of Opportunity"

The Organ in Israeli Culture--A Bridge between East and West

6. Between Assimilation and Dissimilation: The Jewish Community in the Course of Modernity

Notes

Bibliography

Index--Names

Index--Places

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195337068
Author:
Fruhauf, Tina
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Piano
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Religious - Jewish
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Organ music - Germany - History and criticism
Subject:
Jews -- Germany -- Music.
Subject:
Music | Music History, Western | Baroque
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Music | Music History, Western | Baroque & Classical
Subject:
Music-Books on Piano and Harpsichord
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 halftones, 21 Music Examples
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
6.2 x 9.3 x 0.9 in 1.2 lb

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