TOLDOT HA-NEGINAH HA-IVRIT: MAHUTAH YESODOTEHA VE-HITPATHUTAH
Berlin; "devir" 1924. Item #33204
Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 287 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. 'History of Hebrew Music'. Music notation and theory throughout, with fold out charts at end. Vol. 1; no more published. “In 1921 I decided to go to Europe to publish my works. I took my family with me. I arrived for the Zionist Congress in Carlsbad, where Dr. V. Jacobsohn, then head of the 'Juedischer Verlag, ' bought my manuscripts of 'Sepher Hashirim, ' and Bialik encouraged me to write a history of Jewish Music, the first volume of which he published in the 'D’vir, ' the other four volumes remained in Ms. Up to date. Upon sending the second volume, Bialik wrote me... 'Your first volume is still lying in our store, only a few copies are sold…we have no courage to print the second one. '” (My Life: A Sketch by A. Z. Idelsohn; first published in Jewish Music Journal 2, no.2 (1935) : 8-11) . Abraham Zevi Idelsohn (1882-1938) , Jewish cantor, composer, founder of the modern study of the history of Jewish music, and one of the first important ethnomusicologists. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title, decorative endpages. Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Light rubbing to cloth edges, pages lightly aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-20).