Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music (BOK)

Klara Moricz

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"Jewish Identities" mounts a formidable challenge to prevailing essentialist assumptions about 'Jewish music,' which maintain that ethnic groups, nations, or religious communities possess an essence that must manifest itself in art created by members of that group. Klara Moricz scrutinizes concepts of Jewish identity and reorders ideas about twentieth-century 'Jewish music' in three case studies: first, Russian Jewish composers of the first two decades of the twentieth century; second, the Swiss American Ernest Bloch; and third, Arnold Schoenberg. Examining these composers in the context of emerging Jewish nationalism, widespread racial theories, and utopian tendencies in modernist art and twentieth-century politics, Moricz describes a trajectory from paradigmatic nationalist techniques, through assumptions about the unintended presence of racial essences, to an abstract notion of Judaism.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Klara Moricz
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520250888
Antall sider 468 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 23,5cm x 3,1cm
Vekt 742 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Jewish studies, 20th century & contemporary classical music

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