The Book of Klezmer

The Book of Klezmer

The History, the Music, the Folklore

eBook - 2002
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Klezmer is Yiddish music, the music of the Jews of Europe and America, a music of laughter and tears, of weddings and festivals, of dancing and prayer. Born in the Middle Ages, it came of age in the shtetl (the Eastern European Jewish country town), where "a wedding without klezmer is worse than a funeral without tears." Most of the European klezmorim (klezmer players) were murdered in the Holocaust; in the last 25 years, however, klezmer has been reborn, with dozens of groups, often mixing klezmer with jazz or rock, gaining large followings throughout the world.The Book of Klezmer traces the.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : A Cappella, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781613741375
1613741375
9781556524455
1556524455
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 381 p.) : ill

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carknerdy Aug 10, 2009

A good and pretty detailed overview of the history of this eastern european Jewish musical form. This book is more wide ranging than some other similar books which take a more narrow look at the New York City klezmer scene.

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