Books, articles

Cheikh Raymond – Une histoire algérienne

Raymond Leyris, aka Cheikh Raymond, had a French name, was Jewish and sang in Arabic. Born in Constantine in 1912, he was the undisputed master of Arab-Andalusian music. This book written by Bertrand Dicale is a big jump into the lost world of Algerian Judaism …

Survivre et mourir en musique dans les camps nazis

From the first punitive camps of the IIIrd Reich to the death factories of Treblinka and Birkenau, passing by the prisoners of war camps, the author tells about the activities in the concentration camp universe …

Le chant liturgique juif éthiopien

This book by Olivier Tourny, ethnomusicologist in the CNRS and former director of the French Research Center in Jerusalem, describes in a pedagogical way the fascinating musical tradition of Ethiopian Jews …

Music in the Jewish community of Palestine 1880 – 1948 – A Social History

The thrilling story of a small community of immigrants and refugees who succeeded in establishing a musical life internationally renowned with the background of two world wars. A balance between a European heritage and an Eastern inspiration …

Salamone Rossi – Jewish musician in late renaissance Mantua

The life and work of Salamone Rossi, Jewish composer from the 17th century who lived in the court of Duke Gonzague of Mantua …

Jewish instrumental Folk Music

A reference work on Klezmer music, translated and edited by Mark Slobin, Robert Rothstein and Michael Alpert, including many music transcriptions and a CD …

Jewish Identities

The writor, Klára Móricz, studies the concepts of the Jewish identity, rebuilding our comprehension of « Jewish music », as a growth of utopian ideologies, nationalism, racism …

Passport to Jewish Music

The 27 chapters of this book by the musicologist Irene Heskes describe the various historic periods of Jewish music, since the Biblical times until modern period …

Music in ancient Israel

Well documented, this book by Alfred Sendrey presents the music at the Biblical time and in the beginning of the Talmudic period …

Mindru Katz

Mindru Katz, a Romanian pianist born in Bucharest on June 3, 1925, emigrated in Israel in 1959. A brilliant international career led him to perform in many countries, solo concerts but also under the direction of conductors such as Antal Dorati, Sergiu Celibidache, Lorin Maazel …

You may also like

THE PASSOVER SEDER IN THE  MOROCCAN RITE

In this article, we present the main songs and prayers of the Passover Seder evening, in the Moroccan rite

MAURICE EL MÉDIONI COLLECTION

In 2010, Maurice El Médioni donated several audio documents, concert videos, programmes, press articles and other archives retracing his career…

El Médioni, Maurice (1928-2024)

Pianist, composer, arranger and performer Maurice El Médioni, born in 1928 in Oran (Algeria), was one of the leading figures…