Sarah Mandel-Yehuda

שרה מנדל-יהודה


Associate Professor of music in Michlalah - Jerusalem College; awarded by the Israeli Council for Higher Education in June 2010.

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., "with highest distinction," 1993, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, The Faculty of Humanities, Department of Music, in musicology. Dissertation supervisor Prof. Bathia Churgin. “Early Symphonic Style as Reflected in the Symphonies of Antonio Brioschi (fl. ca. 1725–ca. 1750) in the Fonds Blancheton.” 380 pp.

M.A., 1974, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, School of Fine and Applied Arts, Department of Musicology, in musicology. Thesis supervisor Prof. Murray Lefkowitz. “Four Selected Cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti: Transcription from Manuscript Number M360.10 of the Boston Public Library and Commentary.” 298 pp.

B.Mus., "cum laude," 1971, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, School of Fine and Applied Arts, Department of Musicology, in theory and composition of music.

Teaching diploma, "summa cum laude," 1999, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, The School of Education.

Research Fields:

Musicology. Eighteenth-century Western music (history, theory, style), with emphasis on the early symphonic genre and the music of the Italian composer Antonio Brioschi.



Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah, ed. Dodici Sinfonie di Antonio Brioschi. Critical edition, including historical introduction, discussion of the sources, and critical commentary. Archivio della Sinfonia Milanese, 1. Milan: Universal Music Publishing Ricordi, 2008. (In Italian and English.)

Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah, ed. Antonio Brioschi: Six Symphonies. Critical edition, including historical and editorial commentary, and critical report. Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era, vol. 51. Madison: A-R Editions, 1998.

Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah, ed. Instrumental Parts. Violin I. Violin II. Viola. Basso. Antonio Brioschi: Six Symphonies. Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era, Madison: A-R Editions, 1998.


Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “The Symphonies of Antonio Brioschi.” In The Symphonic Repertoire, Vol. 1, The Eighteenth-Century Symphony. Edited by Mary Sue Morrow and Bathia Churgin. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 135-145.

Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “Issues of Authenticity in Eighteenth-century Sources of Symphonies: The Case of Antonio Brioschi.” In Antonio Brioschi e il nuovo stile musicale del Settecento lombardo: Atti del convegno internazionale Alessandria, 20-21 settembre 2008. Edited by Davide Daolmi and Cesare Fertonani. Milan: LED Edizioni, 2010, pp. 55-75.

Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “Antonio Brioschi, the Symphony, and the Jewish Point.” Michlol 26 (2009), pp. 99-112. (In Hebrew.)

Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “Biografia – Life and Works: Antonio Brioschi.” In the “antoniobrioschi compositore (fl. 1725-1750)” internet site. Managed by Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Storia delle arti, della musica e dello spettacolo, Sezione Musica, and Associazione Culturale Atalanta Fugiens. 2007. (In Italian.)

Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “Antonio Brioschi: Six Early Symphonies.” In Antonio Brioschi, Sei Sinfonie (1733-1741). Archivio della sinfonia Milanese, I. Atalanta Fugiens. Vanni Moretto, conductor. Compact disk. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697031162. Sony BMG, 2006.

Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “Levels of Tonal Polarity in Symphonic Second Movements by Antonio Brioschi.” In Giovanni Battista Sammartini and His Musical Environment. Edited by Anna Cattoretti. Studi sulla Storia della musica in Lombardia: Collana di testi musicologici, Vol. 4. Publications of the Pietro Antonio Locatelli Foundation, Amsterdam-Cremona. General editor, Albert Dunning. Turnhout: Brepols, 2004, pp. 245-260.

Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “‘Sonate, que me veux-tu?’: Sonata-Form Problems in Recent Writings,” Orbis Musicae 13 (2003), pp. 155-160.

Churgin, Bathia and Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “Brioschi, Antonio,” in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, revised edition, London: Macmillan, 2001, vol. 4, pp. 358-359. Online version updated periodically is published by Oxford University Press (for subscribers). Last update, 2014.

Churgin, Bathia and Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “Brioschi, Antonio,” in Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, second edition. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2000, vol. 3, col. 907-910. (In German.)

Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. “The Symphonies of Antonio Brioschi: Aspects of Sonata Form,” Min-Ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online 1 (1999).