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Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band

Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band

Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band

November 29, 1986

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Frances Brandt Online Yiddish Audio Library

The Klezmer-Yiddish Family

Pete Rushefsky, executive director for the Center for Traditional Music & Dance, reflects on the connections he's made in the klezmer-Yiddish scene, including with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and her descendants.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Changes Within Klezmer: Differences Between Sensibilities

Joshua Horowitz, Austrian musician and composer, describes some of the changes between traditional klezmer music, and more modern forms of klezmer.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Dancing to Klezmer Music

Georg Brinkmann—klezmer musician and teacher—speaks about how dancing to Klezmer music can be for everybody; even if you have little or no experience.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Playing Klezmer as a German Catholic

Georg Brinkmann—klezmer musician and teacher—speaks about reactions he receives about the music he plays, considering his personal identity as a German Catholic.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Giving Life to Klezmer: Yiddish Music Festivals and the Path Forward

Theodor Heimann Olsen, klezmer trumpet player and queer activist, speaks about the future of klezmer music, and the klezmer scene today.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

A Personal Connection to Klezmer Music

Jeff Warschauer discusses his path to klezmer music and how he came to be interested in it while studying at the New England Conservatory. He describes the vibrant klezmer scene in the 1980s at the Conservatory, and explains that he decided to becom...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Klezmer: The Voice of Jewish Mourning

Jerry Weinstein, former Education professor at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, describes the change in Klezmer style music which he has witnessed over the years.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

From Rock and Roll to Klezmer: Seth Rogovoy Reflects

Seth Rogovoy, culture critic, writer, and historian, remembers how he got involved with klezmer through his beginnings in rock and roll.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Peter Sokolow, Klezmer Fats

Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, shares the origins of his pseudonym "Klezmer Fats" and plays a song from his eponymous album that demonstrates the way he combines the style of Fats Waller with traditional K...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

The Growth and Success of Klezmer

Tine Kindermann talks about watching the klezmer world develop and her amazement that young musicians can support themselves playing music influenced by klezmer.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Playing Klezmer not "Kletzmer" in Germany

Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, speaks to his experiences playing klezmer music in Germany.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

The First Time Hearing Klezmer: My First Thoughts

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

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

What is Klezmer Revival?

Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, says that although many believe it to be a recent phenomenon, the Klezmer revival has been going on since the 1970's, when the demand for klezmer music was non-existent.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

How Klezmer Helped Inform My Sense of Jewish Identity

Francesca Ter-Berg, cellist who specializes in klezmer music, speaks about klezmer music and how she was able to relate to klezmer musicians on a musical, and personal level.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"It Spoke to the Heart and the Body": Why I Love Klezmer Music

Theodor Heimann Olsen, klezmer trumpet player and queer activist, speaks about the relationship between klezmer and classical music, and the details of what makes playing klezmer so enjoyable.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Foundation of the Klezmer Conservatory Band

Frank London - founding member of the Klezmatics and Frank London's All-Star Klezmer Brass Ensemble - gives a brief history of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, of which he was a founding member.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Staging Folkloric Traditions: Performativity in Klezmer and Cantorial Music

Benjamin Fox-Rosen, klezmer musician, speaks about the performative aspects of klezmer and cantorial music, and the transition of these genres to concert stages as opposed to traditional settings.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Christian Dawid

Christian Dawid, Berlin-based klezmer clarinet player, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 23, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada. Christian is a musician who grew up in Bremen, Germany. His mother was born in 1942 in...

2011-08-23

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Yiddish Misfits Gathered and Scattered: Reflections on the Klezmer Revival, Diaspora, and Movement

Rachel Weston, London-based singer with a particular interest in Yiddish song, reflects on the Klezmer revival as it relates to Yiddish as dichotomous to nationalism. She describes how Yiddish is opposite, alternate, and powerful in its suggestion th...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts