It just come to the publisher Squlibri “Music of the Jewish tradition in Piedmont. Recordings of Leo Levi (1954)”. The book – to which is attached a CD consists of forty-two tracks recorded in Acqui, Alessandria, Asti, Casale Monferrato, Cuneo, Fossano, Moncalvo and Turin – a collection of essays by Walter Brunetto, Enrico Fubini, Alberto Moshe Somech and Francesco Spagnolo, and it is curated by Franco Segre. As stated in the subtitle, the collection of sound documents and contributions revolve around the work done by Leo Levi in the first half of the fifties, when he launched a documentation work among the Italian Jewish Communities “in order to protect from forgetting the liturgical music of oral tradition, invoking the memory of officiating or frequenters of several synagogues, since in most cases the songs had already fallen into disuse”. The results of that campaign surveys were included in the Raccolta 52 CNSMP and represent the most comprehensive of these repertoires. The book examines the documents collected in Piedmont, from which the most relevant data of the registration campaign, through the different traditions of Judaism in this region which, as you can imagine, are also reflected in the variety of musical expressions: Ashkenazi , Sephardic, Italian and French.
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