Articles

"Lullaby": The Story of a Niggun
Music and Politics (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. np

This article traces a Hasidic niggun from its origins in Ukraine around 1910, to mandate Palestine in the late 20's, where it acquired a text and became a hit song; to England where it was recorded in 1943; to Nazi ...

Truth, Lies and Ignorance In Contemporary Music-Historical Investigation
Problemy Muzykal'noj Nauki (2008) , No. 3, pp. 9-17

This inaugural article, the first, published by the western author in PMN, suggests a general view of the persistent, "resident" problem of any music-historical description, the problem of precision and adequacy. What is the limit of truthfulness of our accounts ...

The Dark Blue Exile of Jaroslav Jezek
Music and Politics (2008) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. np

It is tempting to regard any dramatic situation of exile as symbolic of exile in a broader sense. At first glance this might be true of Jaroslav Jezek's exile, as he arrived in New York in 1939 mostly blind and ...