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The author mentions well-known musicians of the past among Bukhara Jews. Then he divides the “Oriental” music played by them into two groups: (a) popular-folkloric, (b) professional — meaning by the latter a high-quality performance, especially of recitatives. Buharan-Jewish liturgy is also divided into two parts: (a) at the synagogue, (b) at home on Saturdays and holidays, the first one only vocal, the second accompanied by music, with examples of its use and performance (in particular of makom), and biographical data on well-known Buharan-Jewish religious poets.

Albert Kaganovitch, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
CER: II-6.4.G-549