Secular music

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Klezmer music: from the past to the present

translated from Hervé Roten’s article. Klezmer is an instrumental music for celebrations which was once performed in the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe at weddings or joyous religious (…) Read more

Songs of Sefardi Jews

An introductive article about the singing of Sefardi Jews Read more

Music in Israel

Michèle Tauber is a teacher of modern Hebrew at the university, and is licenced of a doctorate thesis on Aharon Appelfeld’ symbolic languages of nature. She is a university lecturer in modern and (…) Read more

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Courses cycle: Jewish art music in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries (Italy, France, Holland)

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Hebrew melodies for cello and piano

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The Judeo-Portuguese musical traditions in France

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