Jewish Music Articles
Annotated references to interesting Jewish music articles
on other websites.
Last update: 04 January 2006
Josh Horowitz wrote an excellent article on
Staygers, the system of Jewish prayer modes. Compare this
with the maqam system of
An outline of the different streams within Jewish music.
Jewish Heritage Online features an article on the musical and cultural
of Kol Nidrei. They provide some sound samples as well.
Paul Vernon wrote an article on
early Jewish records.
Sam Weiss explains the history of the
Chad Gadya and Ma Nishtana
Interesting series of articles, sketching the development and history of
Compilation of Encyclopedia articles explaining
Jewish Liturgical Music.
Review by George Robinson of the Mayer Davis CD 'Shabbat
for Starters'. Review of Lorin Sklamberg's CD The Zmiros
An article on the 1997 conference on German-Jewish
Liturgical Music, that took place at JTS. The article sketches the
special charm and history of this disappearing tradition. Marc Howard
wrote some more informal notes on the
same topic, discussing the music of Louis Lewandowski and Salomon
Sulzer. Leonard Lehrman reviewed
a concert that was part of the JTS conference.
German article outlining the history of synagogue
An article on Francesco Spagnolo's CD with ancient
Bob Cohen explains what the traditional style of klezmer is all
Very interesting article on Joseph
Guzikow, the earliest well-documented klezmer musician. Part of
Rainlore's World of Music, a site with many reviews
of Klezmer CDs.
Saul Berman (Yeshiva University) wrote an interesting study on
and so did Mendel
Akiva Zimmermann wrote a Hebrew study on the Halachical rules involved
in using a tuning
Israel Schneider wrote a study on what Jewish Law has to say
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