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.

The First Time Hearing Klezmer: My First Thoughts

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Joshua Horowitz, Austrian musician and composer, describes his first experience listening to klezmer music, and speaks about his experiences playing it.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joshua Horowitz.

This excerpt is in English.

Joshua Horowitz was born in Niagra Falls, NY in 1960.