Bloch, Schoenberg, and Bernstein : assimilating Jewish music

David M. Schiller

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003

David Schiller’s study of the Jewish music of Bloch, Schoenberg, and Bernstein reveals how, in the mid-20th century, the problem of assimilation was acutely felt as the unfinished business of European Jewry, at a time when American Jewry was creating its own distinctive culture (albeit with European roots).