Klezmer!: Jewish Music from Old World to Our World [NOOK Book]

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Klezmer! is the fascinating story of survival against the odds, of a musical legacy so potent it can still be heard dispite assimilation and near annihilation. The scratchy, distant sound of the early recordings discovered and studied by Henry Sapoznik have formed a soundtrack for an entirely new generation of performers.
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Klezmer!: Jewish Music from Old World to Our World

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Overview

Klezmer! is the fascinating story of survival against the odds, of a musical legacy so potent it can still be heard dispite assimilation and near annihilation. The scratchy, distant sound of the early recordings discovered and studied by Henry Sapoznik have formed a soundtrack for an entirely new generation of performers.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857125057
  • Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 11 MB
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Yiddish Romanization and Civilization xv
1 "In the Beginning...": The European Roots of Klezmer Music 1
2 "Lebn Zol Columbus": Yiddish Music in the New World 31
3 The Golden Age of Yiddish Popular Music 69
4 Yiddish Melodies in Swing: 1930s-1940s 117
5 "Twistin' the Freilachs" 159
6 From the Catskill Mountains to the Blue Ridge Mountains (and Back!) 177
7 Future and Past and Future 209
8 The Emperor's New Klez: The Future for a Music with a Past 243
9 The Sound Heard 'Round the World 273
Appendix I Modes and Scales 293
Appendix II Tants Nit, Yidelekh: Dance Music with No Dancers 299
Notes 303
Bibliography 309
Glossary 314
Index 317
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