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Author Loeffler, James Benjamin.

Title The most musical nation : Jews and culture in the late Russian empire / James Loeffler
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents Emancipating sounds : Anton Rubinstein and the rise of the Russian Jewish musician -- National voices, imperial echoes : Joel Engel and the Russian Jewish musical fin de siècle -- The most musical nation : the birth of the Society for Jewish Folk Music -- Frozen folk songs : modern Jewish culture between art and commerce -- The neighbors' melodies : the politics of music in war and revolution
Summary At a time of both rising anti-Semitism & burgeoning Jewish nationalism, how & why did Russian music become the gateway to Jewish modernity in music? Loeffler offers a new perspective on the emergence of Russian Jewish culture & identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-262) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jewish musicians -- Russia -- History.
Jews -- Russia -- Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- Russia -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- Russia -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009046398
ISBN 0300162944 (electronic bk.)
9780300162943 (electronic bk.)