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Sunday, August 27 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
THE HISTORY OF JEWISH MUSIC: CONTINUITY AND BREAKS
Most people associate Jewish music with Klezmer, the instrumental folk music of the Eastern European Jews. Jewish music, however, is a much more complex phenomenon, which spans religious traditional music, secular traditional music and art music. Jewish music is diverse because of Judaism's enormous expansion in time and space. The oldest and most authentic part of the Jewish musical tradition is the synagogue music, especially the biblical cantillations. These motifs, which are still used in Torah reading today, date back to Temple times. In the Middle Ages, the synagogue music of the Ashkenazic Jews was enriched by melodic elements of the German folk song. Later a completely new style was developed by synagogue composers of the reform movement in the 19th century. Since the early 20th century some Jewish composers of concert repertoire have developed a Jewish style in art music.

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Jascha Nemtsov

Jascha is an award-winning concert pianist, soloist and chamber musician. He has recorded more than 30 CDs ranging from Romantic compositions, such as Liszt and Raff, to music of the New Jewish School, Turkish music (Saygun), Bartok, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev. Jascha performs i... Read More →


Sunday August 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 171 (Wharenui)