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Klezmer fiddle: a how-to guide

By Ilana Cravitz

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Violin - Level B-C (easy - moderately difficult)
Composed by Ilana Cravitz. Studies & Tutors. Collection. 96 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193355842).

Item Number: OU.9780193355842

ISBN 9780193355842. Studies & Tutors. 12 x 9 inches.

This collection of 16 tunes, complete with CD and helpful notes on style and interpretation, is suitable for those with experience of klezmer as well as those without. The CD includes modern and selected historical performances of each tune, together with a complete set of backings.

  • Freylekhs 
  • Nign 
  • Khosidl 
  • Freylekhs nokh der khupe (Dance from the wedding canopy) 
  • Mekhutonim tsum tish (Playing the in-laws to the table) 
  • Zhok 
  • Khosn kale mazltov (Congratulations to the bridegroom and bride) 
  • Zay gezunt (Farewell) 
  • Sirba 
  • Shver un shviger tants (Dance for the mother- and father-in-law) 
  • Sher 
  • Skotshne 
  • Terkisher 
  • Bulgar 
  • Gas-nign (Street tune) 
  • Doyne 

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