Klezmer!: Jewish Music from Old World to Our World
In his quest to trace the roots of klezmer, the traditional instrumental music of Yiddish-speaking Jews, author Henry Sapoznik tells a fascinating story of survival against all odds, of a musical legacy so potent it can still be heard. This expanded second edition also includes a CD of klezmer music from Dave Tarras, Andy Statman, Naftule Brandwein, The Klezmatics, and others.
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Nigunim range from the middle tempo hisvadus (assemblage) to Hasidic
versions of the boisterous freylekh. There are also trerediker (crying) tunes, with
their somber and ample use of krekhts, the break in the voice. Unlike in non-
Hasidic music back in Europe, no commercial recordings had ever been made.
That changed in America. Benedict Stambler, an Orthodox schoolteacher,
founded the Collector's Guild label, which was dedicated to reissuing classic
Jewish folk ...
... 269 "Harmonika," 155 Harrigan and Hart, 32 Harris, Charles K., 34—35 Harry
Kandel's Famous Inlet Orchestra, 92 "Hashkeveynu," 62 Hasidic- American Jazz
Band, 107, 182-84 Hasidic music, 94, 154, 156, 185-86, 273 Hasidim, 2-3, 18-20,
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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 ... Read full review
In the Beginning
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The Golden Age of Yiddish Popular Music
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