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By David Conway

David Conway analyses why and the way Jews, almost absent from Western artwork song till the top of the eighteenth century, got here to be represented in all branches of the career inside fifty years as prime figures - not just as composers and performers, yet as publishers, impresarios and critics. His research areas this method within the context of dynamic fiscal, political, sociological and technological adjustments and likewise of advancements in Jewish groups and the Jewish faith itself, within the significant cultural centres of Western Europe. starting with a overview of attitudes to Jews within the arts and an evaluation of Jewish track and musical abilities, within the age of the Enlightenment, Conway lines the tale of transforming into Jewish involvement with tune during the biographies of the well-known, the ignored and the forgotten, resulting in a brand new and radical contextualisation of Wagner's notorious 'Judaism in Music'.

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