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Kurt Weill
 
Kurt Weill
1900–1950
Son of a cantor and scion of a family of rabbis and rabbinic scholars, Kurt Weill was an innovative composer of operas and works for the American musical theater, for which he frequently collaborated with notable contemporaneous dramatists.
 
 
 
 
 
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Just as Jewish history, lore, and literature have made for engaging operatic treatment (see Volume 16) during the 20th century and into the 21st, so too these aspects of collective ...>

 
Table of Contents Modern Israel and the American Jewish Experience The Eastern European Immigrant Era American Zionism and the Reform Movement The Blackstone Memorial: Reform Supporters and American Legitimization The Kishinev Pogrom: Reform and Other American Responses Uganda: For ...>

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The legendary orchestral bandleader Paul Whiteman, who commissioned George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and premiered it at New York’s Aeolian Hall in 1924 with Gershwin himself at the piano—and who ...>

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