We are happy to announce that Dr Diana Matut will be teaching the second part of her music class through the Oxford School of Rare Jewish Languages (OSRJL) in Hilary Term 2024.
Hilary Term 2024:
Yiddish Music as a Global Phenomenon, 1800-1933
Mondays, 18:15-19:15 UK Time, Online via Zoom
This year-long academic course will span the history of Yiddish vernacular music in its vocal and instrumental forms from the late Middle Ages to the 21st century.
The second part of this course on the History of Yiddish Music will explore how Yiddish song developed after the Early Modern Period. It will also tackle the question of sources for musical practices of the Yiddish-speaking world after 1800, including instrumental music.
It was this period which also saw the rise of Yiddish music as a global phenomenon and the development of new centres of Yiddish musical creativity. We will explore the diverse cultures of Yiddish music as social and music history.
Students are welcome to join this course on the History of Yiddish Music for any of the three terms. It is not necessary to take them all consecutively.