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The Performance of Jewish and Arab Music in Israel Today A special issue of the journal Musical Performance

Edited By Amnon Shiloah Copyright 1998
    100 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Israel, with its highly heterogeneous immigrant society, offers to the observer a fascinating instance of multifaceted performance practice. Within a relatively limited area, there are numerous musical traditions and styles which encompass sacred and secular, old and new, folk and sophisticated forms. The ten contributions included in these issues of Musical Performance represent a discussion of the most significant traditions that were established during the period before 1948: the search for the establishment of a new and typically Israeli art and folk music; the attitude of the protagonists of this tendency toward the old exiled traditional heritage of the Jewish people, and the struggle of the immigrants after the creation of the State of Israel to ensure the survival of their musical tradtions as well as to cope with the new physical and cultural environment. Altogether the general scope of these contributions correspond to a large extent to major events which marked the m

    Introduction - Annon Shiloah Performers between East and West - Ideology and Reality in the Yishuv - Natan Shahar Havurot Hazemer in Israel - A Unique Sociomusicological Phenomenon - Natan Shahar The Performance of Arab Music in Israel - Suheil Radwan Ashkenazi Liturgical Music in Israel Today - Raymond Goldstein Music and Cantillation in the Sephardi Synagogue - Ezra Barnea Notes on Pronunciation Glossaries Notes on Contributors Index A CD with examples of Arab Music, played by the Arab Music Orchestra in Israel, Yiddish Song, Klezmer and Judeo-Spanish song will be issued with Part 2 of The Performance of Jewish and Arab Music in Israel Today.


    Edited by Amnon Shiloah