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European Klezmer Music

European Klezmer Music

This is the first modern studio recording of the klezmer music of Europe, performed with the original European instrumentation—first violin, cimbal (hammer dulcimer), sekund (contra-fiddle), and bass. Half of these compositions were recorded here for the first time. This CD features haunting instrumentals by the great klezmer composers of the 19th century, such as Mikhl Guzikow and Avram Moyshe Kholodenko. The Khevrisa ensemble is led by Steven Greenman (violin) and Zev Feldman (cimbal), and it includes some of the finest musicians of the contemporary klezmer revival—Alicia Svigals (sekund), Michael Alpert (sekund), and Stuart Brotman (bass). 36-page booklet contains extensive notes, bibliography, glossary. 70 minutes. "[Khevrisa: European Klezmer Music] is an essential album if one wants to understand where klezmer music comes from." — Jewish Herald Voice, Jewish Jukebox; "The passion of Khevrisa shines through in impassioned playing that illuminates an otherwise underlit piece of the past." — Sonicnet.com

Track Listing

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Suite in A Minor A Freygish, D Freygish, D Minor: Sher (Am) Khevrisa 3:24
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Suite in A Minor A Freygish, D Freygish, D Minor: Mazltov Khevrisa 5:25
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Suite in A Minor A Freygish, D Freygish, D Minor: Sher (A) Khevrisa 3:12
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Suite in A Minor A Freygish, D Freygish, D Minor: Ahavo Rabbo Shteyger Khevrisa 2:49
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Suite in A Minor A Freygish, D Freygish, D Minor: Ahavo Rabbo Shteyger Khevrisa 1:41
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Suite in A Minor A Freygish, D Freygish, D Minor: Shir Ha-Malois Khevrisa 3:30
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Suite in A Minor A Freygish, D Freygish, D Minor: Kaleh-Bazetsn Khevrisa 4:30
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108
Suite in A Minor A Freygish, D Freygish, D Minor: Dobriden ( D) Khevrisa 3:54
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109
Suite in A Minor A Freygish, D Freygish, D Minor: Fun der Khupe Khevrisa 3:13
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110
C Minor: Di Shvartse Khasene Khevrisa 3:34
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111
C Minor: Simkhas Toyre Khevrisa 5:59
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112
Violin and Cimbal Music for the Wedding Table in G Minor: Dobriden (Gm) Khevrisa 3:45
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Violin and Cimbal Music for the Wedding Table in G Minor: Zogekhts Khevrisa 4:27
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Violin and Cimbal Music for the Wedding Table in G Minor: Freylakhs Khevrisa 2:56
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Violin and Cimbal Music for the Wedding Table in G Minor: Alter Yiddisher Tants Khevrisa 2:40
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Violin and Cimbal Music for the Wedding Table in G Minor: Steiner's Khosidl Khevrisa 1:48
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117
Old Moldavian Klezmer Suite in E: Terkisher Gebet Khevrisa 5:00
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Old Moldavian Klezmer Suite in E: Bughici's Terkisher Freylakhs Khevrisa 4:10
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Old Moldavian Klezmer Suite in E: Buhusher Khosid Khevrisa 2:44
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Old Moldavian Klezmer Suite in E: Old Bulgar Khevrisa 2:02

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