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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Not Jewish, but very pretty," recalled the pianist/bandleader Pete Sokolow (b.
1940). Sokolow exemplifies the style and esthetics of the previous generation of
musicians. Though this was the era of bebop, rock 'n' roll, and folk music, there
In the person of one Harry Berman, Sokolow heard his first doina and hora, and
through Ralph Kahn was introduced to Yiddish theater standards like "Sheyn Vi
di Levune" and "Belz." They also introduced him to other veteran players like the
After a couple of years of these referrals, Sokolow called to say he was thankful
for all the work but puzzled as to why I wasn't taking it myself. I explained the
situation with the band and also that, while I was familiar with some standard ...
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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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