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Article Music without Borders in the New Germany: Giora Feidman and the Klezmer-influenced New Old Europe Sound

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Joel E. Rubin, Music without Borders in the New Germany: Giora Feidman and the Klezmer-influenced New Old Europe Sound.

Ethnomusicology Forum 24(2)(August 2015): 205-229. more...

Jewish Popular Music in Handbuch Jüdische Kulturgeschichte

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Online article Joel E. Rubin, Jewish Popular Music, in: Handbuch Jüdische Kulturgeschichte. Universität Salzburg, 2015.

Enzyklopädie für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur Bd. IV

Entry “Niggun” in Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Niggun. In: Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur (Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture) Vol. 4, ed. Dan Diner. Stuttgart: Verlag J.B. Metzler, 2013: 368-70..

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Enzyklopädie für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur Bd. III

Entry “Jazz” in Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Jazz. In: Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur (Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture) Vol. 3, ed. Dan Diner. Stuttgart: Verlag J.B. Metzler, 2012: 173-79.

Metzler Verlag

Enzyklopädie für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur Bd. I

Entry “Badkhn” in new encyclopedia of Jewish history & culture

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Badkhn. In: Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur (Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture) Vol. 1, ed. Dan Diner. Stuttgart: Verlag J.B. Metzler, 2011: 230-32.

Metzler Verlag

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“What A Jew Means in This Time”: Naftule Brandwein, Dave Tarras and the Shifting Aesthetics in the Contemporary Klezmer Landscape

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

“What A Jew Means in This Time”:
Naftule Brandwein, Dave Tarras and the Shifting Aesthetics in the Contemporary Klezmer Landscape
In: Proceedings of the 2007 Conney Conference on Jewish Arts. Practicing Jews: Art, Identity, and Culture
Published online by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing in collaboration with Wendt Library, 2009

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“Like a string of pearls”: Brass instruments in Jewish instrumental klezmer music

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Like a String of Pearls [pdf]

“Like a string of pearls”: Brass instruments in Jewish instrumental klezmer music
In: Studies in Jazz 58: Early Twentieth-Century Brass Idioms: Art, Jazz, and Other Popular Traditions, ed. Howard T. Weiner
(series editors Dan Morgenstern and Edward Berger, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey)
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press 2009: 77-102 more...

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“They danced it, we played it”: Adaptation and revitalization in post-1920s New York klezmer music

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

They Danced It, We Played It [pdf]

Joel E. Rubin
“They danced it, we played it”:
Adaptation and revitalization in post-1920s New York klezmer music
In: Studies in Jewish Civilization 19:
“I Will Sing and Make Music”: Jewish Music and Musicians Throughout the Ages

ed. Leonard J. Greenspoon, Ronald A. Simkins, and Jean Cahan
Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2008: 181-213
Distributed by University of Nebraska Press more...

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Book review of American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Book Review of American Klezmer [pdf]

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Heyser Bulgar (The Spirited Bulgar)

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Heyser Bulgar Article [pdf]

Joel E. Rubin
Heyser Bulgar
(The Spirited Bulgar):
Compositional process in Jewish-American dance music of the 1910s and 1920s
In: Jüdische Musik und ihre Musiker im 20. Jahrhundert
(Jewish Musicians and Its Musicians in the 20th Century)
ed. Wolfgang Birtel, Joseph Dorfman and Christoph-Hellmut Mahling
Schriften zur Musikwissenschaft
(Musicological Writings; Musicology Institute of the University of Mainz)
Mainz: ARE Musikverlag, 2006: 361-80 more...

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Review essay “Music is the Pen of the Soul”

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Music is the Pen of the Soul [pdf]

Joel E. Rubin
Review essay “Music is the Pen of the Soul”:
Recent Works on Hasidic and Jewish Instrumental Klezmer Music
AJS Review
29:1, Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies,
2005: 145-158

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“Im Zentrum eines alten Rituals”: Die Klarinette in der Klezmer-Musik (“In the midst of an ancient ritual”: The Clarinet in Klezmer Music)

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

Faszination Klarinette Article [pdf]

Bibliography to Faszination Klarinette Article [pdf] more...

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Book review Georg Winkler, Klezmer. Merkmale, Strukturen und Tendenzen eines musikkulturellen Phänomens

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

Winkler Review [pdf]

Joel E. Rubin with Rita Ottens
Book review Georg Winkler, Klezmer. Merkmale, Strukturen und Tendenzen eines musikkulturellen Phänomens
Lied und populäre Kultur/Song and Popular Culture
: Jahrbuch des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs
49 (2004): 285-321

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Ambivalente Indentitäten: Die amerikanische Klezmer-Bewegung als Reaktion auf Krise and Trauma (Ambivalent Identities: The American Klezmer Movement as a Reaction to Crisis and Trauma)

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

Ambivalente Identitäten

Joel Rubin
Ambivalente Indentitäten: Die amerikanische Klezmer-Bewegung als
Reaktion auf Krise and Trauma (Ambivalent Identities: The
American Klezmer Movement as a Reaction to Crisis and Trauma)
In: Berichte aus dem ICTM-Nationalkomitee Deutschland XIII: Traditionelle Musik und Mode(n) – Freie Berichte
(Proceedings of the ICTM German National Committee XIII: Traditional Music and Mode(s) – Reports)
ed. Marianne Bröcker
Bamberg: Universitätsbibliothek, 2004: 89-115 more...

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Rumenishe shtiklekh (Romanian pieces)

Wednesday, June 10th, 1998

Rumenishe Shtiklekh [pdf]

Rumenishe shtiklekh (Romanian pieces):
Klezmer
music among the Hasidim in contemporary Israel
Judaism
(Issue 185, Volume 47, Winter 1998): 12-23

Juedische Literatur und Kultur

Can’t You Play Anything Jewish? Klezmer-Musik und jüdische Sozialisation im Nachkriegsamerika (Klezmer Music and Jewish Socialization in Post-War America)

Wednesday, June 10th, 1998

Can’t You Play Anything Jewish? [pdf]

Joel Rubin
Can’t You Play Anything Jewish?
Klezmer-Musik und jüdische Sozialisation im Nachkriegsamerika
(Klezmer Music and Jewish Socialization in Post-War America)
in: Jüdische Literatur und Kultur in Großbritannien und Nordamerika nach 1945
(Jewish Literature and Culture in Great Britain and North America since 1945)
ed. Beate Neumeier
Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag (in German), 1998
No. 3 in the series “Jüdische Kultur, Studien zu Religion, Geistesgeschichte und Kultur”
(Jewish Culture. Studies on Religion, History of Ideas, and Culture)
ed. Karl E. Grözinger, pp. 189-219 more...

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Klezmer-Forschung in Osteuropa: damals und heute (Klezmer Research in Eastern Europe: Then and Now)

Saturday, June 10th, 1995

Klezmer-Forschung in Osteuropa

Joel Rubin and Rita Ottens
Klezmer-Forschung in Osteuropa: damals und heute (Klezmer Research in Eastern Europe: Then and Now)
In: Juden und Antisemitismus im östlichen Europa (Jews and Antisemitism in Eastern Europe)
ed. Mariana Hausleitner and Monika Katz
No. 5 in the series Multidisziplinäre Veröffentlichungen (Multidisciplinary Publications) of the East European Studies Institute, Free University, Berlin
Harrassowitz Verlag, 1995: 177-193

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Alts nemt zikh fun der doyne (Everything comes from the doina)

Friday, June 10th, 1994

Alts nemt zikh fun der doyne [pdf]

Joel Rubin
Alts nemt zikh fun der doyne
(Everything comes from the doina).
The Romanian-Jewish Doina: A Closer Stylistic Examination
In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Jewish Music
ed. Steve Stanton
City University, London, April 1994.
London: City University, 1997: 133-164.