Fiddler on the Move

Fiddler on the Move : Exploring the Klezmer World

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Contemporary klezmer music is a rapidly expanding revival of repertories and styles used by old-time professional musical entertainers in Jewish Eastern Europe. This volume is an attempt to position klezmer within American music studies, cultural studies, and ethnomusicology. Rather than present a chronology or a comprehensive survey, the author suggests how a variety of methods of research and angles of vision can help make sense of the highly diverse activities found under the klezmer umbrella. The book is accompanied by a CD of recorded examples.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 166 pages
  • 160.3 x 242.3 x 20.1mm | 477.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 halftones, music examples
  • 019513124X
  • 9780195131246

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Fundamental to the strength of this study is Slobin's recognition not only of the unique circumstances surrounding Jewish music but also of the strong overlap of klezmer with other co-territorial musics ... Like a good travel guide, this book should remain a constant companion of those seriously intending to explore the avenues of this evolving genre. British Journal of Ethnomusicology Awaited eagerly by scholars and musicians alike, Mark Slobin's book marks a significant contribution to the study both of klezmer and of "micromusics" within ethnomusicology ... a lucid and sensitive treatment of a complex yet fascinating area of contemporary music-making. British Journal of Ethnomusicologyshow more

About Mark Slobin

Mark Slobin is Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at Wesleyan University. A former president of the Society of Ethnomusicology, Mark Slobin is also the author of Subcultural Sounds: Micromusics of the West, Chosen Voices: The Story of the American Cantorate, and Tenement Songs: The Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants.show more

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