Books, articles

Je Chante! Magazine

The latest issue of the magazine Je Chante ! la revue de la chanson française has published an important file on the French-Arab song repertoire, with interviews and articles on Enrico Macias, Line Monty, Blond-Blond, Maurice El Médioni, Salim Hallali, José de Suza, Lili Boniche... …

L’enfer aussi a son orchestre

Book in French. Comes with a CD. An unknown aspect of the history of the music created in the concentration camps. …

Thadé, une longue histoire d’amour…

Biography of Thadé, Jewish violonist native of Poland. …

Klezmer’s Afterlife: An Ethnography of the Jewish Music Revival in Poland and Germany

Klezmer in Europe has been a controversial topic ever since this traditional Jewish wedding music made it to the concert halls and discos of Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest and Prague. Played mostly by non-Jews and for non-Jews, it was hailed as "fakelore," "Jewish Disneyland" and even "cultural necrophilia."... …

Ignaz Moscheles and the Changing World of Musical Europe

The first full-length study devoted to Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870), pianist, conductor and composer. …

La fanfare de Bangui (Bangui’s brass band)

It starts like an adventure's novel : a phone call from the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs offers, in 1963, to a horn player from the radio's symphonic orchestra, to leave for the Central African republic, as part of a cooperation program : the president of Central Africa wants a brass band …

Wagner antisemite

Can the greatness of one of the most remarkable musicians of the Western world excuse some positions among the worse that can be ? And moreover : can it justify that we ignore them ? …

Notre langue d’intérieur

This small book features a collection of autobiographic texts, funny and moving, from the singer Talila, with photographs by Franck Juery …

American Klezmer – Its Roots and Offshoots

University of California Press, 2002. …

Voices of the People – The Story of Yiddish Folksong

An accessible and documented work, Voices of a People by Ruth Rubin is today the most important book available on Yiddish songs …

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