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I stopped being a corporate lawyer and devoted my life to Yiddish music

Sruli Dresdner describes how he discovered Klezmer music as a child and why he loves it.

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

unfortunately there's too many people like me

Musician Michael Winograd laments the fact that so few Klezmer musicians, himself included, speak Yiddish.

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

Reflection on Transmission of Jewish Identity and Culture

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, discusses his connection to Jewish identity, and the need to transmit the culture.

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

Joshua Horowitz

Joshua Horowitz, Austrian klezmer musician, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 21st, 2019 in Weimar, Germany.

2019-07-21

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Benjamin Fox-Rosen

Benjamin Fox-Rosen, klezmer musician, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 22nd, 2019 in Weimar, Germany.

2019-07-22

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Becoming a Clarinetist

Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, describes how he started playing his instrument of choice: clarinet.

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

Alicia Svigals

Alicia Svigals, klezmer violinist, was interviewed by Nina Pick on June 19th, 2019 in New York, NY.

2019-06-19

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Marilyn Lerner

Marilyn Lerner, pianist, klezmer musician, and psychotherapist, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 24th, 2019 in Weimar, Germany.

2019-07-24

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Zoë Aqua

Zoë Aqua, klezmer violinist, was interviewed (remotely) by Daniel Holtzman on September 10th, 2020 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

2020-09-10

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Grandmother's Jewishness: Warm, Strong, and Tasty!

Klezmer musician Henri Oppenheim talks about his grandmother and how she helped shape his Jewish upbringing.

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

Why do people go to concerts?

Michael Winograd, klezmer musician, describes why people spend money going to concerts, even when money is tight.

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

Efim Chorny

Efim Chorny, Moldovan klezmer musician, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 23, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada.

2011-08-23

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Henri Oppenheim

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 18, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2016-08-18

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Jesse Kleinman

Jesse Kleinman, Yiddishist and former Klezmer musician, was interviewed (remotely) by Marianne Tatom on June 1st, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.

2021-06-01

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Merlin Shepherd

Merlin Shepherd, Klezmer musician and instructor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 19, 2014 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada.

2014-08-19

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Learning Yiddish and Love of Words

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based on Montreal, talks about how learning Yiddish felt - encountering something special, a world of words.

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

Theodor Heimann Olsen

Theodor Heimann Olsen, klezmer trumpet player and queer activist, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 18th, 2019 in Weimar, Germany.

2019-07-18

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Francesca Ter-Berg

Francesca Ter-Berg, cellist who specializes in klezmer music, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 23rd, 2019 in Weimar, Germany.

2019-07-23

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Jewish Boyhood in Rural Wales: My Grandfather's Story

Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, discusses his grandfather's experiences growing up in a tiny Protestant farming village in rural Wales

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

"There Was Always a Flavor, Without Being Dogmatic": Growing Up in a Secular Jewish Home

Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, shares what it was like growing up in a non-religious, yet strongly Jewish-identified home.

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