A week tomorrow sees the launch of my BBC Radio 3 series, Music and the Jews.
I have written a long essay in today’s Guardian, covering some of the background, and a shorter one in the new Standpoint, dealing with some of the arguments as to what, exactly, might be considered Jewish in music.
Avoiding futile, sectarian debate over ‘Jewish music’, I examine two simple issues: how music shaped Jewish identity, how Jews shaped the world’s music.
There are still a few tickets available for my Jewish Book Week session tomorrow, Music and Jews under the Nazis.
The Radio 3 microsite is here. The series goes live on March 9 at 1845 London time.
Now, I’ve heard there was a secret chord….