Klezmer Music 1910-1942: Recordings from the YIVO Archives - Compiled and Annotated by Henry Sapoznik

Various Artists FW34021 / FSS 34021

The traditional instrumental music of the Jews of Eastern Europe, referred to as "klezmer," can be traced to the Middle Ages, was brought to the U.S. by immigrants in the late 1800s–early 1900s, and is widely popular today. The primary instruments are clarinets, fiddles, various brass instruments and the tsimbl ―a variant of the hammered dulcimer.

Henry Sapoznik, an authority on klezmer music as well as a prominent klezmer musician, compiled and annotated this album. The collection consists of commercially recorded songs from 78 rpm records from New York City between 1910 and 1942, taken from the YIVO Archives. In his liner notes, Sapoznik discusses klezmer 's European background, its interaction with the American musical world (especially jazz), and the era in which the recordings were made.

Year Released 1981
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1981 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Judaica
Culture Group(s) Jewish
Language(s) Yiddish
Subject(s) Klezmer music
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101 Rusishe Sher Abe Schwartz's Orchestra 2:51 Not Available for Download
102 Rumanian Doina Abe Schwartz 3:23 Not Available for Download
103 Der Glater Bulgar (The Plain Bulgar) Taras Instrumental Trio 2:45 Not Available for Download
104 Shulem's Bulgarish Yenkowitz and Goldberg 3:26 Not Available for Download
105 Freylekhs Fun Der Khupe (Freylekhs From the Wedding Canopy) Harry Kandel's Orchestra 3:26 Not Available for Download
106 Der Rebe is Gegangen (The Rebe Went) Elenkrig's Orchestra 3:00 Not Available for Download
107 Vi Bist Du Geveyzn Far Prohibishn? (Where were You Before Prohibition?) Naftule Brandwein's Orchestra 3:00 Not Available for Download
201 Lebedik un Freylekh (Tants) (Lively and Happy Dance) Abe Schwartz's Orchestra 3:17 Not Available for Download
202 Doina S. (Shloimke) Kosch 2:43 Not Available for Download
203 Rusishe Sher I.J.Hochman's Jewish Orchestra 3:10 Not Available for Download
204 Oriental Hora Abe Schwartz 3:22 Not Available for Download
205 Boyberiker Khasene, Di (Wedding in Boyberiker) Di Boyberiker Kapelye 3:15 Not Available for Download
206 no documentation available for this track n/a 3:07 Not Available for Download
207 Firn Di Mekhutonim Aheym (Escorting the Parents of the Bride and Groom Home) Naftule Brandwein 3:40 Not Available for Download
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