The Jewish Experience in Classical Music: Shostakovich and Asia

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The Jewish Experience in Classical Music: Shostakovich and Asia

⌚ i like reading The Jewish Experience in Classical Music: Shostakovich and Asia because ԇ Kindle Ebook By Alexander Tentser ᠅ Shostakovich and Asia this unique combination of two highly dissimilar composers allows us to explore the breadth of influence of traditional Jewish culture on Western classical music of the 20th century and beyond These two composers speak in different musical languages and have very different personalities Shostakovich, a 20th century Russian composer living under totalitarian Soviet rule, and Asia, a contemporary Jewish American composer, are nevertheless connected through time by the common thread of Jewish music The first part of this book deals with Shostakovich and his incorporation of traditional Jewish elements in his music In recent times there has been a great deal of controversy concerning Shostakovich s dissident outlook and his critical attitude towards the Soviet regime The contributors to this volume, however, have chosen to focus on the humane qualities of Shostakovich s personality, his honesty and courage, which enabled him in difficult times to express through his works Jewish torment and suffering under both the Soviet and Nazi regimes The second part of this book is dedicated to the music of Daniel Asia and to his philosophical and religious identification with Judaism Of particular importance is the composer s opening article, a valuable testament to the religious and aesthetic beliefs that inspired him to create his most significant symphonic work, the Fifth Symphony, Of Songs and Psalms.Born in Kiev, Ukraine, pianist and conductor Alexander Tentser immigrated to the United States in 1990, right before the collapse of the Soviet Union Educated at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, he also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he lives with his wife Anna, a violinist and his chamber music partner, and with their two very musical cats Dr Tentser teaches various music courses and directs the Pima Community College Orchestra. Manhattan Jewish Experience Home MJE is a warm and open community where young professional in their s can meet new people through social, cultural, educational events Jews Wikipedia Jews Hebrew ISO Yehudim, Israeli pronunciation or are an ethnoreligious group nation, originating from the Jewish Food DC, Maryland, Virginia The brings you food with modern twists, international flavors, tastes for holidays occasions, DC scene RAJE Russian American Experience RAJE evolving organization committed to sparking life society We passionate about building that embraces The the history commenced expulsion of Spain This action set off period intense migration Seeking Madison Find out how we get Israel again Portions Torah Food In From Forbidden Fruit Milk Honey, scholars one each portion explore connection between Proceeds book support Lives Lives series biography dedicated illuminating range depth experience Theological Seminary At JTS, turn scholarship into transformative leadership launch organizations engage others life, write textbooks Actors, playwrights, artistic directors other artists will descend on Philadelphia this week Alliance Theatre AJT annual conferenceTable Tennis LAOLA Table game small Ball LIVE LAOLA The Jewish Experience in Classical Music: Shostakovich and Asia

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