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Yiddish Songs

Yiddish Songs

by Chava Alberstein
     
 
While klezmer music has enjoyed a revival in the late 20th century, Yiddish popular song seemed destined to vanish altogether. But efforts by Mandy Patinkin and Chava Alberstein attempt to breathe new life into the old tradition. This disc of well-selected songs attempts to paint a portrait of village life for Eastern European Jews in

Overview

While klezmer music has enjoyed a revival in the late 20th century, Yiddish popular song seemed destined to vanish altogether. But efforts by Mandy Patinkin and Chava Alberstein attempt to breathe new life into the old tradition. This disc of well-selected songs attempts to paint a portrait of village life for Eastern European Jews in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But besides the charming tunes, Alberstein's rich delivery really brings the tunes to life. There is a nice combination of emotion, sensuality and humor to her delivery that makes the songs consistently intriguing. Even without understanding the words, her interpretation invests the tunes with character.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2000
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724352051427
catalogNumber:
20514

Tracks

  1. Avraiml Der Marvicher (Averml the con Man)
  2. Amol Iz Geven a Mai'she (A Tale of Woe About a Jewish King)
  3. Tsigainer (The Gypsy and His Fiddle)
  4. Friling (Spring)
  5. Unter Dy'ne Vy'se Shetern (Under the White Stars)
  6. Zog Nit Kein'mol (The Partison's Song) /Never Say This Is the End ...
  7. A Keshenever (The Song of Kishinev)
  8. Oifn Veg Sh'tait a Boim (On the Road There's a Tree)
  9. Dry Techterlech (Three Little Sisters)
  10. Margaritkelech (Daisies)
  11. Huliet, Huliet Kinderlach
  12. Hamavdil
  13. Rabeinu Tam (Rabbi Tam)
  14. Kinder Yo'rn (Childhood Years)
  15. Rivke'le (Rivkale)
  16. Dana Dana (Dona Dona)
  17. Yankele
  18. Oifn Pri'pe'tchik (By the Fireplace)
  19. Melacheh-Melucheh (Melache-Meluche)
  20. Zumer Tag (Summer's Day)
  21. Rosjinkes Mit Mandlen (Raisins & Almond)

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