Music and spoken word
Jewish Music Web Center, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University
An online forum for academic, organizational, and individual activities in Jewish music intended to encourage and support scholarship, enjoyment, creation and general knowledge of Jewish music.
- Libraries and Archives with Jewish Music Collections :
- Contributions of Jewish Women to Music and of Women to Jewish Music
The very first webpages dedicated solely to Jewish women's contributions in music.
- Online Music/ Midi Libraries
- Obtaining Recordings
Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive
Web access to Jewish recordings dating back to 1904, including sound files, graphics of record labels, and details of the recordings and their contents. To access collection, including online sound files of music and spoken word, as well as images, request permission from firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~djsa/index.html
Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive, University of Pennsylvania
Collection of more than 3,000 Yiddish folk and art songs, theater music, comedy, and klezmer music in songbooks, reference works and sound recordings, together with a database of more than 25,000 entries in English and Yiddish, referencing artists, titles, literary and Biblical references, poems and other categories. http://www.library.upenn.edu/portal/Freedman/collection.html
Jewish Music Research Center , Jewish National and University Library of Hebrew University of Jerusalem .
Contains the National Sound Archives and Jewish music from around the world, including the collections of A.Z. Idelsohn and of Robert Lachmann, among others, as well as a thesaurus of articles about Jewish music.
Max and Frieda Weinstein Archives of Recorded Sound , YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15,000 recordings of music and spoken word (radio programs, oral histories, interviews, field recordings), dating from 1900, including 78, 45, and 33 rpm discs; cylinder recordings; open-reel and cassette tapes; piano rolls; and compact discs, plus record catalogs and other materials related to the history of recorded Jewish music.
Jewish Music Archives. Chicago Public Library
Collection of original sound recordings, printed documentation, photographs, and other material related to Jewish music, with an emphasis on klezmer, including unique recordings of live performances, lectures, and masterclasses from worldwide music festivals and venues, representing a wide range of contemporary klezmer bands and Jewish musicians through recorded interviews, and oral histories. http://www.chipublib.org/008subject/001artmusic/jewish/jewishmain.html
- Jewish music links
Dedicated to reissuing American Jewish music, both sacred and secular. More than 600 works have been newly recorded on 50 CDs as of 2004. Archive also includes a collection of videotaped oral history interviews.
The Phonoarchive of Jewish Folklore, Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
A re-recording project, carried out in 1996-1999, as a collaboration of the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine and the Institute for Information Recording of the NAS of Ukraine, based on a collection of more than 1000 wax cylinder and other recordings made between 1912 and 1947. First results include "Treasures of Jewish Culture in Ukraine " (CD, 1977), to be followed by a CD dedicated to the folklore activity of Joel Engel. See Lyudmila Sholochova, The Phonoarchive of Jewish Folklore at the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine (Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, 2001),
Large collection of cantorial music scores, midi sound, annotated links and background information, including biographies of famous cantors, notated nusakh, discography, and scanned music and sound files. A labor of love created by a Dutch computer scientist/cantor to share the treasures of Dutch cantorial music.
- Media Archive
- Archives and directories , annotated links to Jewish music resources
The Yiddish Voice
"...first Internet web site to make Yiddish audio available at the click of a button...first introduced Yiddish audio to the Internet in May, 1996, by putting a rare recording of Sholom Aleichem on our web site...can now 'stream out' audio in real time. Listen to interviews, some dating from the 1950s, music, and more-for example, Hanukkah with the late Lubavitcher Rebbe (1985) and Horav Yosef Dov Halevy Soleveitchik zts"l lecturing on "The Role of the Rabbi" (1955); Also provides links to other Jewish audio sites.
EYDES: Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies
Columbia University is preserving almost 6000 thousand of hours of interviews tape-recorded for the Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry.
Computerization of the collection and making it web accessible, including an online interactive multimedia map of spoken Yiddish (with sound) and audio samples of Yiddish interviews, with transcription.
- Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry at Columbia University
Describes project and provides audio samples of spoken Yiddish.
- Recorded Sound Reference Center
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