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Jewish Music: Its Historical Developmentby Abraham Ze Idelsohn
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In this landmark of musical scholarship, the leading 20th-century authority on Jewish music describes and analyzes its elements and characteristics, and chronicles its development from the earliest appearance of Semitic song 2000 years ago to the early 20th century. Liberally illustrating every type of music discussed, the book examines the music as a tonal expression of Judaism, Jewish life and the spiritual aspects of Jewish culture.
Describes and analyzes its elements and characteristics, chronicles development from the earliest appearance of Semitic song 2000 years ago to the early 20th century. Illustrated.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 495-522) and index.
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