Lecture: "Songs of the Nation": Maskilic Readings of Psalms after Moses Mendelssohn

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Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York 10011.
Date: Thursday, 11 May 2017.
Timings: 18.00.

Free; reservation required, please contact info@jewishmusicforum.org

Dr. Yael Sela-Teichler discusses the 1791 edition of Moses Mendelssohn’s German translation of Psalms, The Book of the Songs of Israel, exploring maskilic renderings of the music of the Hebrews that reclaim biblical poetry as Jewish musical heritage and challenge traditional notions of exile.