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By David Conway

David Conway analyses why and the way Jews, almost absent from Western paintings song until eventually the top of the eighteenth century, got here to be represented in all branches of the career inside fifty years as best figures – not just as composers and performers, yet as publishers, impresarios and critics. His research locations this method within the context of dynamic fiscal, political, sociological and technological alterations and likewise of advancements in Jewish groups and the Jewish faith itself, within the significant cultural centres of Western Europe. starting with a overview of attitudes to Jews within the arts and an review of Jewish tune and musical abilities, within the age of the Enlightenment, Conway strains the tale of becoming Jewish involvement with song in the course of the biographies of the recognized, the ignored and the forgotten, resulting in a thorough contextualisation of Wagner's notorious 'Judaism in Music'.

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