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The Book of Klezmer: The History, the Music, the Folklore

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Book Description
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 Holocau... More
Book Information
PublisherChicago Review Press
BindingHardcover (6 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages384
ISBN-101556524455
ISBN-13978-1556524455
Publication Date08/01/2002
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About Yale Strom (Author) : "An award-winning musician, author, filmmaker and scholar, this maverick does so many things with such great skill and vision that he's in a league of his own." - George Varga - Music Critic of the Sa... more
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8/1/2007 Heidi Estrin said: Hear an interview with Yale Strom on The Book of Life podcast's August 2007 episode at www.jewishbooks.blogspot.com.
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