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ARTICLES ABOUT TSIPPI FLEISCHER (in alphabetic order of authors' names)
Assaf, Oded. A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
In: New Outlook (Middle East Monthly). Tel Aviv, April 1987.
An early coverage of Tsippi Fleischer as a western composer dealing with Arab culture. Following on the 1986 LP record including Girl Butterfly Girl to texts by contemporary Lebanese and Syrian poets.
Azrielov, Asher. A dynamo named Fleischer (in Hebrew)
n: Musica, Vol. 4 [Multidisciplinary music quarterly under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales Israel]. Haifa, Winter 1998.
Asher Azrielov relates to two discs of the composer's music which were issued in 1997: "Around the World with Tsippi Fleischer" [VMM #2023] and "Medea" [Kol Israel]. He does this in a style combining critique with journalistic survey. The quarterly Musica was the only Hebrew language journal on musical subjects to appear in Israel at the time.
Berger, Yael. Setting Miriam Yalan Shtekelis' poems to music
[The Clock Wants to Sleep]
* (in Hebrew)
In: Hed HaGan [Quarterly for Education of Infants, published by the Teachers' Organization]. Tel Aviv, March 1989.
*Documentation after the composer's lecture in a conference at the Levinsky College, organized by the Levin Kipnis Center for Children's Literature.
In her lecture at a meeting under the auspices of the Levin Kipnis Center for Children's Literature at the Levinsky College [1988], the composer presented three examples of settings to poems by M. Y. Shtekelis: Paul Ben-Haim, Shmulik Kraus, and her own composition for children's choir. The stylistic variety was illustrated with a live presentation of The Clock Wants to Sleep by Tsippi Fleischer. The educationalist Yael Berger summarized the event in a documentary article.
Binyamini, Yaffa. From contemporary Arabic poetry (in Hebrew)
In: Alei Si'ach [Kibbutz Movement's Courses in Literature]. Tel Aviv, Autumn 1986.
Dr Yaffa Binyamini, literary expert and significant educational figure, included Fleischer's song-cycle Girl Butterfly Girl to texts by contemporary Lebanese and Syrian poets, in an extensive rationale on the teaching of contemporary Arabic poetry. Alei Siach is a journal widely read by literary figures.
Binyamini, Yaffa. A musical bridge - Tsippi Fleischer (in Hebrew)
In: Apiryon, Vol. 8 [Bulletin of Literature, Culture and Society]. Ramat Gan, Winter 1987/8.
Dr Yaffa Binyamini's comprehensive article on the composer for the journal Apiryon in which she lays special emphasis on the integration of the Orient into Israeli culture. She surveys Tsippi Fleischer's journey in this direction at great length.
Brosch, Renate. Leben - staendige Wiedergeburt
In: Viva Voce. Frankfurt, Summer 2003.
Tsippi Fleischer describes in the course of an extensive interview her ouvre, towards the European premiere of the opera Medea.
Buechter-Roemer, Ute. Tsippi Fleischer - Medea
In: Viva Voce (Frau und Musik Bulletin). Frankfurt, Summer 2004.
A review after the European premiere of the opera Cain and Abel in prestigious Oper Koeln [April 2004], written by one of the members of Frau und Musik Archive who were hosted in Cologne during the staging of the opera.
Diets, Ricarda. Musikalische Spurensuche einer Tochter Israels
In: Viva Voce (Frau und Musik Bulletin). Frankfurt, Summer 2004.
An article reviewing the composer's visit to Frankfurt, July 2003; she came from Israel specially for the event and exhibition in the Frau und Musik Archive before the European premiere of Medea in Cologne which took place about six months later.
Elkoshi, Rivka. Tsippi Fleischer
In: Annaeherung X (Furore Verlag). Kassel, 1999.
An extended biographical article on the composer, her works and style, up until 1999. The article was included in the 10th volume of the Annaeherung series published by Furore - Kassel [Germany], an encyclopedia-in-preparation of women composers throughout history.
Elkoshi, Rivka. Tsippi Fleischer's "The Judgment of Solomon" - a Listening Experiment and its Ramifications for Music Education (in Hebrew)
The operatic scene "The Judgment of Solomon" served as the basis for an experimental project involving schoolchildren. The purpose of the experiment was to examine the work's educational value for children who have studied the story as part of their Bible Studies class. One aim of the study was to examine whether any conclusions could be drawn from this specific experiment on the general value of musical works for the teaching of Biblical narratives. Rivka Elkoshi's article (a version of which also appears in the book "The Judgment of Solomon: An Interdisciplinary Approach to a Biblical Story") presents the experimental process and the conclusions drawn from it. The article includes reproductions of children's paintings, inspired by the musical work. http://tinyurl.com/35j8m59
Fleisher, Robert. Tsippi Fleischer
In: Twenty Israeli Composers - Voices of a Culture (Wayne State University Press). USA, 1997.
Robert Fleisher defined the composer as one of the 20 outstanding figures of Israeli art music. In the chapter devoted to her, he lays a special emphasis on her work Lamentation [op. 16].
Hartum, Shosh Abramovitz (editor and interviewer). An Interview with Tsippi Fleischer (in Hebrew).
In: Israel Conservatories and Music Schools website, 2008
The interview includes, among other things, a discussion of Fleischer's combination of East and West, and the challenge this poses to performers. It also discusses Fleischer's contribution to the study and teaching of Hebrew song. http://tinyurl.com/365tvsp
Hirshberg, Yehoash. Fleischer Tsippi
In: The New Grove Dictionary (edition 2000). London, 2000.
The entry on the composer included in the important, reader-friendly musical dictionary, Grove's, in the issue of 2000 [the last]. The entry was written by Prof. Hirshberg, doyen of the researchers and documenters of established Israeli art music.
Hirshberg, Yehoash. Tsippi Fleischer: Musician between East and West
In: Ariel No. 76 (Bulletin of the Cultural and Scientific Relations Division of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Jerusalem, 1989.
Prof. Yehoash Hirshberg, outstanding expert on Israeli art music, wrote a comprehensive article on Tsippi Fleischer's significant position in the perspective of "between East and West" in Israeli music. The article was published as early as the 80s in Ariel, the prestigious journal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Hebrew, as well as in 4 other languages [English, French, German, Spanish]. Musician between East and West
Morris, Jane. Remaining Composed
In: IAM (International Arts Manager Journal). London, October 1998.
In her article in the widely read British journal IAM which deals with well-known and sought-after cultural events on music- and dance-stages throughout the world, Jane Morris devotes a place of honor to Tsippi Fleischer and her operatic scene The Judgement of Solomon.
Pendle, Karin (editor). Tsippi Fleischer
Included in the chapter: 20th Century Women in Europe, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. In: Women and Music - A History (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2nd edition). USA, 2000.
A comprehensive biographical article by the well-known American musicologist Karin Pendle who specializes in research on contemporary music written by women composers throughout the world. Updated to 2000.
Review of "Oratorio 1492-1992"
In: Musical Performance, Vol. 1, part 4 (Overseas Publishers Association). Amsterdam, 1997.
A survey of Oratorio 1492-1992 by Tsippi Fleischer - partly review and partly research - after the work's issue on a disc, Music from Six Continents [VMM #3013].
Seter, Ronit (and Shiloah, Amnon). Fleischer Tsippi
In: Judaica, edition 2006.
An extensive biographical study, updated to June 2005, in the Jewish encyclopedia Judaica, written by Ronit Seter - an important younger generation research worker in the field of Israeli art music.
Zelig, Varda. Sounds, scents and colors - A conversation with composer Tsippi Fleischer (in Hebrew)
In: Ton Movil, Vol. 14 [Bulletin of Halel, Israel Choir Association]. Tel Aviv, May 2002.
Conductor Varda Zelig, one of the key figures in "Halel" describes in detail the composer's language and approach in her vocal works. A special emphasis is placed on Scenes of Israel - Six Madrigals for mixed chorus. The article is based on an in-depth interview with the composer.