The Collections

Sefarad in the piano – Toni Costa

Inspired by Judeo-Spanish folk poetry, jazz, early music and the popular rhythms of flamenco, the pianist Toni Costa presents his personal vision of Sephardic melodies on this original album. …

The Hoffman Book

Presented by Susan Watts and edited by Ilana Cravitz, Dr Hankus Netsky and Dr Hannah Ochner, The Hoffman Book is a remarkable collection of 160 songs compiled in 1927 by Jewish musician Joseph Hoffman (1869-1939) …

12 Jewish Wedding Melodies

Published in 2020, this score offers us 12 Jewish wedding melodies, arranged for string quartet by British violinist Ilana Cravitz, recognized today as one of the major artists of klezmer music …

Klezmer Fiddle: a how to guide

This klezmer method (supplied with a CD) by the violinist Ilana Cravitz is suitable for anyone wanting new tunes, play-along parts, or ways to explore klezmer traditional-style playing …

The Wolf and the Lamb – Live at the Shakh

This album by klezmer legend Yale Strom and his band Hot Pstromi was recorded in the synagogue of Holesov, Czech Republic. Research into the lost traditions from the Holesov synagogue is based on oral histories and old manuscripts …

PERPETUEL KLEZMER – DENIS CUNIOT

Along with jazz, Klezmer music became involved in the everlasting movement of evolution and creation of the 1980s. In France, Denis Cuniot took and active part in its rediscovery …

Musique et musiciens de bal – Isaac Strauss au service de Napoléon III

This book by Laure Schnapper, a musicologist specializing in music in France in the 19th century, allows us to discover the personality and work of Isaac Strauss, a composer of Alsatian Jewish origin who made the great people of this word dance and contributed to the growth and prestige of France under Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III …

Silent Tears – The Last Yiddish Tango

Set to music by a Grammy-nominated (Yiddish Glory) and award-winning team of musicians, the songs on the album tell the story of unimaginable violence as experienced by women and children during the Nazi occupation of Poland …

Chamber Works by Alberto Hemsi

This CD, performed by the ARC Ensemble of Toronto, presents the world premiere of a selection of instrumental works by the Sephardic composer Alberto Hemsi …

Tsuzamen – Sirba Octet

This album is a formidable testimony of hope: the hope of the Jews, the Armenians, the gypsies whose repertoires the Sirba Octet wanted to mix so that fraternity is incarnated in music …

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