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The Lost Paradise

In February 2016 was published this book that draws ethnographic and archival work to consider the entanglement of materiality, personhood, and temporality in the urban, Arabic-language musical (…) Read more

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ZARA LEVINA - The piano concertos

A beautiful CD joins our collections. Zara Alexandrovna Levina, is born in 1906 in Alexandrovsk (Ukraine), and witnessed two world wars, the Russian revolution, the collapse of the Russian Empire (…)
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Itsik’s Megilah

Released in March 2015, the Medem Center Arbeter Ring in Paris published the famous Purim Shpil written by the poet Itsik Manger, with lyrics and music score, put on music by Dov (…) Read more

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Gesänge aus der Synagogue / Chants of the synagogue

Published in 1997 at Koch Schwann editions, that CD puts under light some compositions for the synagogue for choir and organ written by Isaac and Jacques (…) Read more

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Sauvée des cendres (saved from the ashes)

Hélios Azoulay & l’Ensemble de Musique incidentale recreate lost works from music composers of the Holocaust. Read more

Books, articles

Klezmer : Music, History and Memory

Publication of the latest study on klezmer music, written by researcher, musician and dancer Walter Zev Feldman Read more

Books, articles

Oy oy oy gevalt ! Jews and punk

In 2016 was published the book "Oy oy oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk". This ethnographic study on the relations between Jews and punk, particularly in music, is now available for consultation in the (…) Read more

Books, articles

Four and Twenty Fiddlers, The Violin at the English Court 1540 - 1690

Winner of the 1995 Derek Allen prize awarded by The British Academy for musicology, Four and Twenty Fiddlers gives light for the first time on the history of the origin of the violin in (…) Read more

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D’or et de lumière - Or Vezahav - Music for celebrations

With this new CD, the le Baroque nomade, led by par Jean-Christophe Frisch, goes all around the Mediterranean Sea, and takes us on a journey through the Jewish holidays, from Rosh Hashana to (…)
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A katsn’ shpring - a cat’s leap

Here is a very nice CD that just entered our collections: a katsn’ shpring, by the French ensemble Raisins et Amandes. Through 12 beautiful songs, the band makes us travel through Judeo-Spanish (…)
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Du salon au front : Fernand Halphen (1872-1917), composer, patron and director of military music

A collective work published in April 2017 under the direction of Laure Schnapper, with the collaboration of Pierre-André Meyer – Preface by Hervé (…)

Discovering Jewish music: a conference by Hervé Roten

On May 3rd 2017 at 7 pm in the synagogue of Bordeaux, Hervé Roten will hold a conference on Jewish music, illustrated with many audio and video (…)

Marc-Alain Ouaknin invites Hervé Roten on his radio show « Talmudiques » broadcasted on France Culture

Radion Program on April 9 and 16 2017, from 9h10 am to 9h42 am. The blooming encounters of Jewish traditional songs with French variety gave (…)

Centennial of the passing of Fernand Halphen

For the centennial year of the passing of Fernand Halphen (1872 - 1917), several events will take place : Concerts, publication of a collective (…)

Courses cycle: Jewish art music in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries (Italy, France, Holland)

The Elie Wiesel Institute organizes with the European Institute for Jewish Music a four courses cycle, on January 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th 2017 (…)