Modernism in the Synagogue Before the 20th Century

This segment discusses innovators in Jewish synagogue music before the 20th century, including 17th century Italian composers and 19th century European composers. Composers who are discussed include Salamone Rossi, Louis Lewandowski and Salomon Sulzer.

Panelists include:

  • Tina Frühauf, adjucnt assistant professor of music, Columbia University
  • Joshua Jacobson (moderator), professor of music and director of choral activities, Northeastern University; founder and artistic director, Zamir Chorale of Boston; senior adviser to the Hebrew College School of Jewish Music
  • Mark Kligman, professor of Jewish musicology,Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Cantor Brian J. Mayer, dean, School of Jewish Music, Hebrew College
  • Ralph Selig, professor mathematics and computer science, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and an international authority on German-Jewish chazzanut (liturgical music)