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The most musical nation : Jews and culture in the late Russian empire

Author: James Benjamin Loeffler
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
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""With this solid, savvy, and satisfying book, Loeffler advances Jewish studies, music history, and Russian studies by shedding new light on the stage of a twentieth-century social and musical drama. author of Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World" ""The Jews' remarkable place in the modern history of music--classical, popular, and folk- is well known, but rarely subjected to serious analysis. Loeffler's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Loeffler, James Benjamin.
Most musical nation.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2010
(OCoLC)741484896
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Benjamin Loeffler
ISBN: 9780300137132 0300137133
OCLC Number: 449853844
Description: xi, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Emancipating sounds : Anton Rubinstein and the rise of the Russian Jewish musician --
National voices, imperial echoes : Joel Engel and the Russian Jewish musical fin de siècle --
The most musical nation : the birth of the Society for Jewish Folk Music --
Frozen folk songs : modern Jewish culture between art and commerce --
The neighbors' melodies : the politics of music in war and revolution.
Responsibility: James Loeffler.

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No image of prerevolutionary Russian Jewish life is more iconic than the fiddler on the roof. This book offers an insightful perspective on the emergence of Russian Jewish culture and identity.  Read more...
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Long-listed for the 2012 Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual History sponsored by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press.--Historia Nova Prize"Mikhail Read more...

 
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