Juedische Musiktraditionen released: Jewish music school curriculum (German)
We are pleased to announce the publication of:
Rita Ottens/Joel Rubin
Juedische Musiktraditionen (in German) is intended for use by school teachers and other interested readers. It provides an introduction to the spectrum of Jewish music -- religious and secular, Ashkenazic and Sephardic -- via case studies of selected traditions (with accompanying CD). It includes a discussion of time-honored questions such as "what is Jewish music?" and "is there such a thing as Jewish music?," at the same time deconstructing many of the myths surrounding the subject. The book begins with a critical essay by Rita Ottens on the problematics related to the performance, study and reception of Jewish musical traditions in contemporary Germany.
Dr. Joel E. Rubin * Rita Ottens