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Spectator - A Musical Trek to Israel

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/spectator_a_musical_trek_to_israel_20060428

For 2,000 years, Jewish music has been a hybrid compounded of elements picked up from our neighbors. Salamone Rossi created Italian Baroque settings of Hebrew texts. Chasidic niggunim drew on Viennese waltz music and Eastern European military marches. Sulzer and Lewandowski wrote like German Protestants. In the Diaspora, Jewish music has always been a hyphenate.

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