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The overture communicates the drama of negotiations through the counterpoint of the clarinet with the other instruments, striking a klezmer motif that exits quickly when met with the aggressive staccato passages of the strings and piano.
Moods associated with Jewish culture and literature embroidered both the music and the choreography: the music evoked klezmer raucousness and piercing melancholy by turns, and the dancing alternated between ritualized and folk-dance exuberance.
Michael Winograd's acoustic klezmer ensemble will perform music steeped in a swirl of Eastern European Jewish traditions that captures both exuberance and sadness.
The festival, staffed by nearly 150 volunteers, will also feature live klezmer music, Jewish dancing and children’s games and activities.
A combination of ragtime, Tin Pan Alley, blues, jazz, all blended with ethnic music and klezmer.
Here Weinberg sometimes quotes himself, with a klezmer accent; other passages, like the work’s quietly arresting final moments, glimpse the abyss.
This is how the cauliflower is served at Mishiguene, where every Friday night, a band lights up the dining room with klezmer, the Eastern European folk music passed down through generations, across oceans.
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Origin and Etymology of klezmer
Yiddish, from Hebrew kĕlēy zemer musical instruments
First Known Use: 1908See Words from the same year
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