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Rose Bergman

Rose Bergman, retired teacher and daughter of Holocaust survivors, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Rose, a former teacher, recounts growing up in Poland after the Holocaust, h...

2012-08-10

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Yehudi Wyner

Yehudi Wyner - American composer, music educator, pianist, conductor and son of Yiddish composer Lazar Weiner - was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on June 14, 2011 in Medford, Massachusetts. Yehudi reminisces about visiting the Brooklyn apartment of hi...

2011-06-14

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Yale (Yitskhok) Strom

Yale Strom - musical performer, artist, and ethnographic collector of Yiddish music - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 21, 2016 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in San Diego, California. Yale's father's side of the famil...

2016-12-21

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Daniel Weltlinger

Daniel Weltlinger, violinist, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on May 9, 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland. Daniel was born in Sydney, Australia in 1977 and was raised in a traditional Jewish family. Daniel's maternal grandfather was a violinist and a memb...

2016-05-09

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

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How Klezmer Defined a Community

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman

Esther Gottesman, granddaughter of Yiddish poet Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and daughter of folklorist and professor Itzik Gottesman, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 10th, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. The interview focuses on her grandmo...

2012-08-26

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

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Seth Rogovoy Talks All Things Klezmer and Yidstock

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

Benzion Miller

Benzion Miller, world-renowned Hasidic cantor and collector and composer of nigunim [wordless melodies], was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Borough Park, New York on June 6, 2012. Benzion came from a family of cantors, including his father, grandfa...

2012-06-13

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music Brings Some of Klezmer's Biggest Stars to the Virtual Stage

YIDSTOCK 2021 will be a 75-minute program featuring Yiddish songs of social justice [May 20, 2021]

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From Hip Hop to Klezmer

Socalled demonstrates his sampling process

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Andy Statman and the Klezmer Revival

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

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Flying Klezmer

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

40 Years in Yiddishland: The Yiddish Book Center celebrates the Klezmer Conservatory Band

This special, ninety-minute video retrospective from the Yiddish Book Center celebrates the history of the KCB.

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Yidstock 2013:Top names in klezmer to perform July 18-21

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The Klezmer Revival

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Klezmer musician Michael Winograd talks about how a Klezmer revival happened, but is not still happening.

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דערצײלונגען

אבֿרהם רײזען

Dertseylungen

Avrom Reyzen

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Sami Rohr Library of Recorded Yiddish Books

אלע ווערק

באַנד: 27

Ale ṿerḳ

Volume: 27

Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916

Nyu Yorḳ : Sholem-Aleykhem folḳsfond, 1917

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

December 2019: Handpicked

Zeke is a Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellow and musicology doctoral student. After delving into his selections, scroll down to read a short interview with Zeke about his choices.

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אלע ווערק פון שלום עליכם

באַנד: 15

שלום עליכם

Ale ṿerḳ fun Sholem Aleykhem

Volume: 15

Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916

Buenos Ayres : Iḳuf, 1952

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

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Weekly Reader The Past and Present of Yiddish Music

April 3, 2022 - Put on your favorite klezmer album while you enjoy the warmer weather and delve a bit deeper into the story of this fabulous genre.

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