Stars of David:
Der Sound des 20. Jahrhunderts / The Sound of the 20th Century
with Esther Ofarim
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This book includes
an interesting interview with Esther Ofarim
and some nice rare fotos. It's written in German and English.
"Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Billy
Joel, Neil Diamond, Amy Winehouse, Paul Simon,
Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, and Matisyahu are just some of the artists who have made
musical history. “God Bless America,” the unofficial anthem of the USA, and “White
Christmas” were written by Irving Berlin, the son of a Jewish immigrant from
Byelorussia. Jewish musicians have influenced the music business in the twentieth
and twenty-first centuries and continue to make an important contribution to entertainment culture. ”Stars of David” looks at some of the main exponents.
Musical composers like George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim have had box-office hits and created classics of film music, winning many Oscars and Grammys on the way. In jazz, Jewish musicians like Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Stan Getz, and John Zorn have become icons. In rock and pop, punk and rap, groups like Kiss, the Ramones, and the Beastie Boys stand out.
The Vienna music scene is represented by musicians expelled in 1938 who made a
new career for themselves in Hollywood, and by Geduldig und Thimann, and Arik and
There was a Jewish exhibition in Vienna, of which this book was influenced by.