Cover Osteuropa 8-10/2008

In Special Issue

“The Scandal Was Perfect”
Jewish Music in the Works of European Composers

Jascha Nemtsov

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Well into the 19th century, Jewish music went largely unnoticed in European culture or was treated dismissively. Russian composers wrote the first chapter of musical Judaica. At the start of the 20th century, a Jewish national school of music was established in Russia; this school later influenced the work of many composers in Western Europe. Since the Holocaust, Jewish music is understood less as folk music, it has become a political and moral symbol.

(Special Issue, pp. 117–142)

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