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Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music

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About the ComposerJACK

About the ComposerJACK GOTTLIEB (b. 1930) has contributed hisconsiderable creative gifts to a broad spectrum ofmusical endeavor that spans high art, Judaicallyrelated, functional liturgical, and theatrical musicalexpression—as well as music criticism and scholarshipof American popular idioms. He describes his ownmusic as “basically eclectic,” in the American traditionof Copland. His pungent rhythms, inventive harmoniccolors, clarity, and refreshing directness bespeak amanifestly urban American influence, often alsoinformed by Jewish musical traditions and, whereapplicable, by the natural sonorities and cadences ofthe Hebrew language.Gottlieb grew up in NewRochelle, a suburb of NewYork City, and initiallyplayed the clarinetin marching bands.Throughout his youthhe was conditioned bymuch of the music heardgenerally in America—especially on radio,which he recalls as veryformative for him at thattime: jazz, Broadway,The composer in 1970and other emblematicAmerican styles. Duringhis later teen years he taught himself to play the piano,but the defining moment in his musical developmentand in his Jewish musical awareness came during hissummer residences at the Brandeis Arts Institute, adivision of the Brandeis Camp Institute in Santa Susana,California, where the music director was the esteemedand charismatic choral conductor and composer MaxHelfman (1901–63), one of the seminal figures inJewish music in America. Like so many other alumni ofboth the camp and its more specialized arts institute,Gottlieb was permanently inspired by Helfman, whomhe regards to this day as his “spiritual father.” Thearts institute program brought together college-agestudents as well as established Israeli and AmericanJewish composers and other artists of that period in aneffort to broaden the Jewish artistic horizons of youngmusicians. “I was still raw and not yet very musicallydeveloped” (when he entered the program), Gottlieblater recalled. But at the Brandeis Arts Institute hewas introduced to new artistic possibilities inherent inmodern Jewish cultural consciousness. The experiencegave him lasting artistic direction.Gottlieb earned his bachelor’s degree from QueensCollege in New York (part of the City Universitysystem). There he studied with Karol Rathaus, whomhe also credits as having had a major impact on him.At Brandeis University, where he earned his master’sdegree, his principal teacher was Irving Fine. Theatmosphere there was further enriched for Gottlieb bycomposers Harold Shapero and Arthur Berger, also onthe faculty at the time. Fine’s own music, in additionto his formal teaching, made an invaluable impressionon Gottlieb. “That’s when I was bitten by the socalledStravinsky-Copland bug,” he later reminiscedin a Milken Archive oral history project session. Hereceived his doctorate from the University of Illinois(Champaign-Urbana), where he studied with BurrillPhillips and taught courses as a graduate assistant. Healso worked with Aaron Copland and Boris Blacher atTanglewood. During his years of undergraduate andgraduate study, his compositions embraced a varietyof media and subjects, but during that same periodhe also became increasingly attracted and devoted tomusic of Jewish experience.5 8.559433

Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
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Download Liner Notes PDF - The Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Download Liner Notes PDF - Milken Archive of Jewish Music