Klezmer!: Jewish Music from Old World to Our World
Since its late 19th century origins as music that accompanied Jewish religious celebrations, klezmer has continued to grow, mixing with more mainstream American musical culture to produce a style that is a contemporary blend of old world and new school. Today there are hundreds of klezmer groups, from the bestselling Klezmatics and Itzhak Perlman recordings, to the more obscure KlezSka ("We combine Klezmer/Jewish/Israeli music with Ska/Reggae"), Yid Vicious ("trying to bring Klezmer to Wisconsin") and Princeton University's Klez Dispensers.
For the first time, Yiddish music scholar Henry Sapoznik traces the complete history of this vital musical tradition from the Eastern European Jewish musicians who brought with them a rich tradition of band music known as klezmer (from the Yiddish word for musician); to the influences of the dance bands and swing bands of the 1920s and 1930s; to the 1970s, when a new group of young Jewish musicians rediscovered this music; and through today's rebirth as world music.
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Klezmer!: Jewish music from Old World to our worldUser Review - Book Verdict
Scholar and musician Sapoznik (The Complete Klezmer) gives us the first complete history of the Jewish band music known as klezmer. Beginning in early 19th-century Poland--with a profile of Michael Joseph Gusikov, the grandfather of modern klezmer music--Sapoznik tracks its musical and cultural history in 19th-century Europe and 20th-century America. He shows how klezmer was influenced, in the United States, by such factors as bluegrass, swing, jazz, theater, music publishing, radio, and recording. He also highlights the contributions of such prominent musicians as George Gershwin, Paul Robeson, and Itzhak Perlman, all of whom had ties to klezmer. This is a laudable, important contribution to the history of Jewish music--and since klezmer is gaining in popularity today (paralleling a renewed interest in Yiddish culture), patrons interested in music or Jewish culture are likely to seek this book out. Recommended for academic and public libraries.--Kathleen Sparkman, Baylor Univ., Waco, TX ...
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I love Klezmer music. I can't wait to read this.
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