Abstract

Franz Schubert is the only great composer before the twentieth century to compose a setting in Hebrew of the liturgy for the synagogue. This article examines Schubert's unique composition and places it in the context of Vienna's social, cultural, and religious life in the early nineteenth century.

Notes

Originally published in Choral Journal, August 1997, pp. 9-15.

Keywords

Franz Schubert, synagogue music, Hebrew music, liturgy, choral music

Disciplines

Ethnomusicology | Jewish Studies

Publisher

American Choral Directors Association

Publication Date

8-1997

Rights Information

Permission to deposit granted by ACDA and the Choral Journal.

Rights Holder

American Choral Directors Association

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