The Most Musical Nation

Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire
Author(s): 
Loeffler, James
ISBN: 
9780300198300
Date published: 
October 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£30.00

No image of pre revolutionary Russian Jewish life is more iconic than the fiddler on the roof. At a time of both rising anti-Semitism and burgeoning Jewish nationalism, how and why did Russian music become the gateway to Jewish modernity in music? This book offers a fresh perspective on the emergence of Russian Jewish culture and identity.