Klezmer!: Jewish Music from Old World to Our World

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Schirmer Trade Books, 2006 - Music - 303 pages
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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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
Lebn Zol Columbus
The Golden Age of Yiddish Popular Music

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About the author (2006)

Henry Sapoznik is a world-renowned authority on Yiddish music who has performed, collected, and written about klezmer music since the mid-70s. He has produced numerous reissued and new recordings of Jewish and traditional music, and served as a consultant on six documentary films. .His articles have appeared in the New Groves Dictionary of American Music, The Journal of American Folklore, The Jewish Almanac, and many other scholarly and popular journals and books. Sapoznik is the co-founder and director of Living Traditions, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of Yiddish culture.

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