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Benjamin Fox-Rosen

Benjamin (Benjy) Fox-Rosen, klezmer and improvisational musician, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 30, 2010 at KlezKamp in the Catskills of New York State. The interview begins with an in-depth exploration of his family's history. His fath...

2010-12-30

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

געזאמלטע שריפטן

באַנד: 3

רייזען, אברהם

Gezamlṭe shrifṭn

Volume: 3

Reisen, Abraham, 1876-1953

Nyu Yorḳ : Frayhayṭ, 1928

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

אלע ווערק פון אברהם רייזען : אין 12 בענדער

באַנד: 3

רייזען, אברהם

Ale ṿerḳ fun Avraham Reyzen in 12 bender

Volume: 3

Reisen, Abraham, 1876-1953

Nyu-Yorḳ : Idish, 1917

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Georg Brinkmann

Georg Brinkmann, klezmer musician and teacher, was interviewed by Franziska Seehausen on July 26, 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

2017-07-26

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Andy Statman

Andy Statman, acclaimed Bluegrass mandolinist and Klezmer clarinetist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 17, 2017 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Andy grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens in a multi-ethnic neighborhood w...

2017-07-17

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Daniel Brenner

Daniel Brenner, Rabbi and creator of Klezmer Aerobics, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 25th, 2019 in Montclair, New Jersey.

2019-06-25

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

The Mysteries of Jewish Music

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, responds to the question, "How did you feel hearing klezmer for the first time?"

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

"That's the best song I ever heard"

Sruli Dresdner recalls playing Klezmer music in a mostly Hispanic school in Queens with his wife, Klezmer musician Lisa Mayer.

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

Understand a Language to Understand the Soul

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, speaks to his experience of learning Yiddish to inform his exploration and work with klezmer music.

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

Everything Matters

Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - gives advice to future generations of klezmer musicians, advising them to be curious about everything.

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

Musical Stories

Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - describes why he likes Klezmer music and what is special about folk music in general.

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

Jew as a Profession

Efim Chorny discusses the changes that have occurred in the klezmer world since he first became active in the community. He explains that it is more professional, but that some people in the klezmer community have the profession of "Jew."

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

"I'm the only one without a grandmother on stage"

Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - remembers playing the Lodz program with the Klezmer group Brave New World and thinking that he may be the first German to play these songs.

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

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.

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

Waiting for Godot in Jenin

Frank London - founding member of the Klezmatics and Frank London's All-Star Klezmer Brass Ensemble - discusses his upcoming work in Israel with the klezmer group Marsh Dondurma and the political piece he wrote for them about a theater production of...

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

Benjamin Fox-Rosen's Advice to Young Musicians

Benjamin Fox-Rosen, klezmer musician, gives some advice to future generations of musicians.

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

Orthodoxy and Reformation: Judaism and Religious Observance in Vienna

Benjamin Fox-Rosen, klezmer musician, shares his observations on the different synagogues in Vienna, Germany.

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

Resolving the Past: Ancestral Trauma and Openness

Francesca Ter-Berg, cellist who specializes in klezmer music, explains the unresolved trauma that exists within her family's history, and how it affects her today.

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

New Directions: Exploring the World of Transylvanian Lullabies

Benjamin Fox-Rosen, klezmer musician, describes an ongoing musical project he's been working on involving collecting Transylvanian lullabies and arranging them for bass and electronics.

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

Breaking Bread Together -- Communal Meals as Ritual

Francesca Ter-Berg, cellist who specializes in klezmer music, considers the value of her family's tradition of always eating meals together, and what it means to her today.

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