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Author Bohlman, Philip V., 1952-

Title "The land where two streams flow" : music in the German-Jewish community of Israel / Philip V. Bohlman.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1989]


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Physical description xviii, 257 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 241-247.
Contents 1. Cultural Legacy of the German Aliyah 15 -- 2. Awakening of a Modern Community 31 -- 3. Folk Music and Emerging National Consciousness 47 -- 4. Mannheim on the Eve of World War II 79 -- 5. Ethnicity and Western Art Music 100 -- 6. World Centre for Jewish Music in Palestine 116 -- 7. Creation of an Urban Musical Culture in Israel 139 -- 8. Immigrant Musician 165 -- 9. Immigrant Composer 182 -- 10. Hausmusik 211 -- 11. A Sense of Community, a Sense of Nation 227 -- Appendix Consultants during Fieldwork 239.
Summary When Central European Jews began leaving Europe during the 1930s, they took with them their rich musical heritage. By the time the state of Israel was established in 1948, that heritage had blended into an exciting new musical culture noteworthy in part because of the ethnic diversity on which it was based.
In this study of musical life in the German-Jewish community, Philip Bohlman examines that community's contributions to the musical life of modern Israel, showing how the dynamic interaction between the Central Europeans and other immigrant groups made the new musical culture truly national in scope. The German-Jewish community has been swayed by a number of contradictory forces: orthodoxy and emancipation; religious devotion and an intellectual life devoted to the pursuit of knowledge; the community and the world encompassing it.
Bohlman examines the musical life of the community historically, first as a product of the transformation of modern Jewish society in the nineteenth century and then as an integral characteristic of an immigrant group fleeing the destruction of the Holocaust. He looks at folk, classical, and religious repertories, the ritualization of chamber music, the establishment of orchestras and music academies, and the contributions of individual musicians.
Subject Jews, German -- Israel -- Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- Israel -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0252015967 (alk. paper)