Saturday, June 26, 2010

"The Most Musical Nation"

New from Yale University Press: The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire by James Loeffler.

About the book, from the publisher:
Drawing on a mass of unpublished writings and archival sources from prerevolutionary Russian conservatories, this book offers an insightful account of the Jewish search for a modern identity in Russia through music, rather than politics or religion.
Read early reviews of The Most Musical Nation.