Jewish Music Around the World in 80 Years: Solomon Rosowsky and Johanna Spector Recordings

Date: Oct 25, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sponsor: The Library

Location: JTS

Category: Library Events

Jewish Music Around the World in 80 Years

Wednesday, October 25, 4–5 pm

The JTS Library
7th Floor, Kripke Tower

This program will focus on audio recordings from two of The Library’s 400 archival collections. The recordings, which date from the 1930s through the 1970s, were made by Johanna Spector, an ethnomusicology, and by Solomon Rosowsky, a cantor and composer. Each created field recordings of Jewish ethnic music from Europe, Africa, and Asia. Spector’s recordings feature the Indian and Yemenite Jewish communities, while Rosowsky’s focus on European Jewish tradition.

The program, hosted by archivist Marissa Hiller and public services librarian Deborah Schranz, will compare and contrast the archival documents which describe the field work done by Spector and Rosowsky and will play selected recordings.

The program is being held in conjunction with the New York Archivist Roundtable for Archives Week.

RSVP by Monday, October 23. ID required for entrance to building. Limited seating. Please RSVP to Marissa Hiller.