Experiencing Jewish Music gives the reader a stimulating review of the history and sociology of Jews in America through the diversity of their music.
Highly readable and engaging . . . Frühauf offers a wonderfully rich tour of a very broad subject, providing terrific examples of representative Jewish music from holidays and tradition as well as classical music and popular culture.
A practical, clear approach . . . Experiencing Jewish Music in America is a useful introduction to the rich world of American Jewish music culture.
No fuddy duddy encapsulation here. Ms. Frühauf begins with the first Jewish congregation established in North America in 1654, then proceeds to trace Jewish music as it came to be heard through the screen, concert hall, and rock stages. The name of the game here is to identify the diversity and complexity of this music. Heck, there’s even a section on Broadway. How can you resist?”
Frühauf writes with scholarly precision, historical depth and musical understanding. This book is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in Jewish music in America.
11/5/20: Broadway World posted article promoting virtual author event; “Author Dr. Tina Frühauf Zooms-in Live From New York's Park Avenue Synagogue.”