Joachim Braun

An Israeli musicologist of Latvian origin, he was educated at the Latvian State Conservatory and the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory. He began his career as a violinist and violin teacher but turned to musicology early on. In 1972 he emigrated to Israel and joined the Music Department of Bar-Ilan University, where he taught for many years, retiring as professor of musicology in 1997. Having written widely on sociology and hermeneutics, the archaeology and iconography of music, Baltic and Jewish music, and the music of ancient Israel/Palestine, he is the author of five other books and of several articles in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001).

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POD, Published 2002
ISBN: 978-0-8028-4558-0