Klezmer!: Jewish Music from Old World to Our World

Klezmer!: Jewish Music from Old World to Our World

by Henry Sapoznik
     
 
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,

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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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Library Journal - Library Journal
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 Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756788599
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
340

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