The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Mentors in Jewish Music: the Epstein Brothers and Sydney Beckerman
Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in the klezmer revival, discusses his biggest mentors, including his own father as well as famous klezmer musicians such as the Epstein Brothers and Sydney Beckerman.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Peter Sokolow.
This excerpt is in English.
Peter Sokolow was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1940.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
“I Found Out I Could Play Tunes on That Thing”: The Beginning of A Music Career
3 min 9 sec
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