From The New Canon at Q2: “Hebrew Hammers with Judd Greenstein “


The New Canon streams Mondays at 4PM on Q2; encore presentations Wednesdays at 10AM and Sundays at 8PM on Q2.

Exploring the Semitic soundscape

Friday, December 16, 2011

“This week on The New Canon, we get a head-start on the Jewish holidays by examining the disproportionate number of tribe members in the music scene. Listening and chatting with composer Judd Greenstein, we ask: What is it that has led to so many Jewish composers and performers?

Judd Greenstein

The list of Jewish composers is endless (as I wrote for WQXR’s Operavore last month, “There are enough Jewish classical composers and performers to make up for another sequel to Adam Sandler’s name-dropping Hanukkah Song”), but why is it endless?

This week, with Chanukah just a few days away, we take a look at some contemporary Jewish composers, hearing the roots of traditional Hebrew tunes in modern contexts, while discussing as much with composer and New Amsterdam Records co-founder Judd Greenstein who—like Bernstein and other before him—seamlessly blends the two for some delicious hearing experiences.”

See the full post, with some interactive features, here

The New Canon on Q2 is hosted by Olivia Giovetti

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