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Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy

New Perspectives

Musical culture in Jewish communities in early modern Italy was much more diverse than researchers originally thought.

An interdisciplinary reassessment, Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy evaluates the social, cultural, political, economic, and religious circumstances that shaped this community, especially in light of the need to recognize individual experiences within minority populations. Contributors draw from rich materials, topics, and approaches as they explore the inherently diverse understandings of music in daily life, the many ways that Jewish communities conceived of music, and the reception of and responses to Jewish musical culture.

Highlighting the multifaceted experience of music within Jewish communities, Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy sheds new light on the place of music in complex, previously misunderstood environments.

About the Authors

Lynette Bowring is Assistant Professor Adjunct of Music History at the Yale School of Music. She received her PhD in musicology from Rutgers University and has published on the intersections of orality and literacy in early modern Italian musical culture.Rebecca Cypess is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where she is also Associate Professor of Music. She is author of Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy and editor (with Nancy Sinkoff) of Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin.Liza Malamut is an independent scholar, educator, and historical trombonist; she is Co-Artistic Director of the ensemble Incantare and has been appointed Artistic Director of the Newberry Consort.

Reviews

"This volume, a collection of papers on Jews and music in early modern Italy, reflects the continuous interest in, and even fascination with, this field, that is now addressed by a new generation of scholars from diverse disciplines. . . . Scholars and the general public less familiar with this field will find in it a plethora of suggestive ideas as to the nature and content of the musical culture of Jews."—Edwin Seroussi, author of Popular Music and National Culture in Israel

"This collection of essays extends beyond the metanarratives of Jewish culture in early modernity, offering fresh perspectives and novel directions. It opens a new chapter in the history of Jews and music in Italy and challenges the reader to rethink the very nature of Jewish music. It enriches our understanding of the varied trajectories of music cultures in early modern times."—Tina Frühauf, editor of The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Music Studies

"Bowring, Cypess, and Malamut's collection provides valuable insights into this unique and colorful period of Jewish history, a zigzag of alternating oppression and acceptance, a complex of negotiated identities."—Joshua R. Jacobson, Northeastern University, Early Music America
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