Cover Osteuropa 4/2009

In Osteuropa 4/2009

Jewish Music Culture in Ukraine
The Music Section of the Kulturliga in Kiev

Jascha Nemtsov

Deutsche Fassung


Despite the civil war and pogroms between 1918 and 1921, Kiev advanced to one of the most important centres of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe. While the work of Yiddish writers and avantgarde painters of the Jewish Kulturliga are widely known, Jewish music culture has gone unnoticed to this day. The music section of the Kulturliga included a music school, a singing ensemble, and a seminar for music teachers and choir directors.

(Osteuropa 4/2009, pp. 47–60)