Books, articles

Musique et musiciens de bal – Isaac Strauss au service de Napoléon III

This book by Laure Schnapper, a musicologist specializing in music in France in the 19th century, allows us to discover the personality and work of Isaac Strauss, a composer of Alsatian Jewish origin who made the great people of this word dance and contributed to the growth and prestige of France under Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III …

Recording History

A new history of twentieth-century North Africa, that gives voice to the musicians who defined an era and the vibrant recording industry that carried their popular sounds from the colonial period through decolonization …

Synagogal music in Paris at the time of the first consistorial temple (1822-1874)

In his thesis, now available in digital version, Gérard Ganvert gives us an indepth study of synagogal music in Paris from 1822 to 1874 …

Canti del Tempio Maggiore di Roma (I tomo)

The first of two volumes devoted to the heritage of liturgical chants of the Jewish community of Rome, this work by Pasquale Troìa studies for the first time the musical manuscripts of the Historical Archives of the Jewish Community of Rome …

Rose en Ciel

Book-CD. Poetic and musical tale, created by Mirélè Rozen. Alternating stories and traditional songs, mainly in Yiddish, presented with their phonetic transcription …

Dorothée – A bikhele Lider

A tribute to Dorothée Vienney, a Yiddish teacher who passed away on February 23, 2021 at the age of 86, this bikhele lider (small singing book) by Isabelle Georges is a jewel by its simplicity, intimacy and beauty …

Fromental Halévy (1799 – 1862) – Sa vie, sa musique

The result of in-depth research, this book by Karl Leich-Galland presents the life and work of Fromental Halévy, an Israelite composer considered in his time as one of the masters of the French school of music …

Hebrew Voices: A journey into Western Jewish music, with analysis and musical examples (in French)

This book takes us on a chronological circuit through 30 works of Jewish music, from the Middle Ages up to today, from Obadiah the Proselyte to Arnold Schoenberg or Michaël Levinas …

The Jews in Maghreb through their singers and musicians in the 19th and 20th century

Specialist of Iranian Jewish culture, Alain Chaoulli presents in his book a wide panorama of Judeo-Arab-Andalusian music of the three countries from the Maghreb, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia …

Jacques OFFENBACH

Illustrated biography, released in October 2019 by Editions Bleu Nuit, on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) …

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