Chapter

Introduction

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780520227170
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935655 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to suggest the full range and scope of modern klezmer studies by allowing a variety of voices to be heard. Most of the contributions to this volume began at the first Klezmer Research Conference, held at Wesleyan University in 1996. The intent is to clarify klezmer as a set of “roots and offshoots,” dividing the articles into two overlapping parts. The discussion then turns to the canon, history, and appeal of klezmer.

Keywords: klezmer; Klezmer Research Conference; musical history; canon

Chapter.  2754 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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