Perlman Plays Klezmer

Perlman Plays Klezmer

by Itzhak Perlman
     
 

Among East European Jews, the occupation of the klezmer, or professional folk musician, has been an ongoing profession for centuries. The word derives from the Hebrew kley-zemer— literally -- vessels of song,” i.e. “musical instruments” and “musicians.” Strictly defined, klezmer music is the folk instrumental music of East European Jews, performed at weddings and… See more details below

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Among East European Jews, the occupation of the klezmer, or professional folk musician, has been an ongoing profession for centuries. The word derives from the Hebrew kley-zemer— literally -- vessels of song,” i.e. “musical instruments” and “musicians.” Strictly defined, klezmer music is the folk instrumental music of East European Jews, performed at weddings and other family or community celebrations, including dance tunes as well as music for listening. It is one part of a rich totality of Eastern European Jewish music that includes liturgical and Hasidic music, folksong traditions, Yiddish theatre music, art music, and popular song.

This new compilation from EMI Classics features 2 CDs and a DVD of famed violinist Itzhak Perlman bringing all these elements together in what has been described as some of the finest klezmer music of the last 50 years. The 2 CDs feature klezmer favorites such as “Jewish Wedding Medley,” “Hasidic Dance,” and “Klezmer Suite,” while the DVD contains a variety of bonus footage such as “Perlman’s first Klezmer lesson”, “Klezmer and Mazeltov,” “The Polish Klezmer Festival,” and “Perlman live in New York.” From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2008
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099920709426
catalogNumber:
07094

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Reb Itzik's Nign  -  Brave Old World
  2. Simkhes Toyre Time  -  Klezmatics
  3. Flatbush Waltz  - Andy Statman
  4. Wedding Medley  -  Klezmer Conservatory Band
  5. Dybbuk Shers  -  Klezmatics
  6. Basarabye  -  Brave Old World
  7. Firn di Mekhutonim Aheym  -  Klezmer Conservatory Band
  8. Tati un Mama Tants  - Andy Statman
  9. Fisher Lid (Fisherman's Song)  -  Klezmatics
  10. Der Alter Bulgar  - Andy Statman
  11. Alle Brider  -  Klezmer Conservatory Band
  12. Honga  -  Klezmatics
  13. Doyna & Skotshna  -  Brave Old World
  14. Der heyser bulgar, folk song  -  Klezmer Conservatory Band
  15. Di Gayster  -  Klezmatics

Disc 2

  1. Bukovina 212  -  Brave Old World
  2. Lekho Neraneno  -  Brave Old World
  3. Doina Naftule  -  Brave Old World
  4. A Hora mit Branfn  -  Brave Old World
  5. Healthy Baby Girl Hora  -  Klezmatics
  6. Golem Tants  -  Klezmatics
  7. Honga Encore  -  Klezmatics
  8. Nign  -  Klezmatics
  9. Bulgars/ The Kiss  -  Klezmatics
  10. Meron Nign/ In the Sukke  -  Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra
  11. Hevenu Shalom Aleichem, Israeli folk song  -  Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra
  12. Khaiterma  -  Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra
  13. Andy's Ride  -  Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra
  14. A Heymisher Bulgar/ Wedding Dance  -  Klezmer Conservatory Orchestra
  15. Kale Bazetsn (Seating the Bride) / Kusidl (Hasidic Dance)  -  Klezmer Conservatory Orchestra
  16. Fun Tashlikh  -  Klezmer Conservatory Orchestra
  17. A Yingele fun Poyln (A young man from Poland)/ Di Mame iz Gesangen in M [  -  Klezmer Conservatory Orchestra
  18. Processional / Klezmer Suite / Ale Brider (We Are All Brothers)  -  Klezmer Conservatory Orchestra

Disc 3

  1. Perlman's First Klezmer Lesson
  2. Dinner in New York
  3. Klezmer and Mazeltov
  4. The Many Styles of Klezmer
  5. Perlman in Krakow
  6. The Polish Klezmer Festival
  7. Perlman Rehearses with the Klezmatics
  8. Perlman Live in New York

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