Title Composers of Classical Music of Jewish Descent
Book Condition New
Publisher Vallentine Mitchell 2003
0853036136 / 9780853036135
Seller ID 10606
384pp, plates, text figures, maps. 'The contribution of Jewish composers to Western classical music over the past two centuries has been disproportionately significant. This book's first part gives a brief history of Jewish music and considers reasons, such as improvements in civil rights, which led to this flowering of talent; part two comprises brief biographies of over 250 composers with at least one Jewish grandparent, from the well-known Mendelssohn, Mahler and Kurt Weill to more obscure figures such as Castelnuovo-Tadesco and Carl Tausig'.