Roberto Juan Rodriguez
Art of the Cymbalom: Music of Joseph Moskowitz 1916-1953
To What Strange Place: The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora, 1916-1929
Baila! Gitano Baila!

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Chassidism is a Jewish sect that developed during the 18th and 19th centuries in Poland and the Ukraine. As in any other religious and/or God-affirming traditions, music plays an important part in the spiritual life either by its presence or its absence. The former is the case with the Chassidic Jews. Stylistically, the theoretical structures and conceptual framework for music are found in the Zohar, the book of splendor, which holds a prominent place in the tradition. Zohar was written between the second and 13th centuries as a commentary on the Pentateuch. Ideas expressed in the music of the Chassidic Jews include, but are not limited to, angelic harmonies, secret melodies, a disregard for art music, devotion to God, direct communication and access to God, and inspired melodies and rhythms as music is spontaneously sung while participants revel in a state of ecstasy. Characteristically, the musical expressions fill the spectrum of melodic and rhythmic ambiance from the meditative to the explosive.

Chassidic Artists Highlights

Roberto Juan Rodriguez
Roberto Juan Rodriguez

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Chassidic Album Highlights

Art of the Cymbalom: Music of Joseph Moskowitz 1916-1953
Joseph Moskowitz
Art of the Cymbalom: Music ...
To What Strange Place: The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora, 1916-1929
Various Artists
To What Strange Place: The ...
Baila! Gitano Baila!
Roberto Juan Rodriguez
Baila! Gitano Baila!

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Chassidic Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5 Joseph Moskowitz
Hop Pala
Stephan & Haigaz
Turkish-Bulgarish Septeto Rodriguez
Wedding Dance
Giora Feidman
Mechuteneste Maine
Chicken Kapelye

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