Klarinet Archive - Posting 000937.txt from 1998/03
From: "David S. Naden" <dnaden@-----.net>
Subj: Re: ??Klezmer Music, What is it??
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 19:42:23 -0500
How forgetful of me, and how correct of you. Giora Feidman is theclarinettist who
can be credited with the start of the Klezmer revival. My post was a exceedingly
brief overview, and was in no way meant to be complete.
David S. Naden
Mr. Sheim wrote:
> Don't forget the king of klezmer- Giora Feidman!
> At 11:37 AM 3/15/98 -0800, you wrote:
> >In response to Jeff's question:
> >First, please pardon any spelling errors. Second, this a brief response, and
> >is by no means complete.
> >Klezmer music is Jewish folk music from central and eastern Europe. Most
> >often, Klezmer musicians performed at festivals, special occasions, weddings,
> >etc. Please note that the roots of Klezmer are the same roots as the
> >"non-Jewish" folk music of most central and eastern European countries,
> >including the Balkan region. The art of Klezmer has seen a revival over the
> >last 10-20 years in the United States, largely due to such outstanding groups
> >as the Klezmer Conservatory Band, the Klezmatics, and other groups, and the
> >increased participation of musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, etc. David
> >Krakenauer, clarinet professor at Mannes and Manhattan is very active in
> >several groups.
> >David S. Naden, Graduate Student
> >Cal State University Los Angeles
> >JeFf694821 wrote:
> >> I was just wondering if anyone could explain what Klezmer music is to me.
> >> Jeff