Chekhov’s Band – Eastern European Klezmer music from the EMI archives 1908-1913

Archive recordings which bring new insights about klezmer music

Coming with a tremendously rich booklet, a true historical and ethnomusicological essay, this CD released in September 2015 features archive recordings, unpublished until now, and absolutely breathtaking, coming from the archive collection of The EMI Archive Trust, an organization which aims to conserve the fifty first years of the Gramophone company (which became EMI), between 1897 and 1946.

Dating from before World War I, these recordings of instrumental Jewish music come from Odessa, Kharkov, Poltava, Czernowitz, Lemberg and Vilna. They are performed by various artists such as the virtuoso clarinet player Titunshnayder, the violinists Jascha Gegner and Oscar Zehngut, the Jewish Wedding Orchestra of Bak, the Giter Orchestra, and the Czernowitzer Civilkapelle.

The booklet, written partly by Michael Aylward, a specialist of the Jewish disc industry, and Joel Rubin, teacher in the university of Virginia in USA, and famous clarinet player, presents a full research on the context and the actors of this musical production, opening new angles on klezmer music, its history, its sounds.

The CD is produced by Julian Futter and Michael Aylward for Renair Records and distributed by Honest Jons.

cd_665_couv4.jpg

Share:
0:00
0:00

You may also like

From the Carpathians to the Balkans – A musical escapade from West to East by Kalarash & Guests

June 16, 2024, 6pm, Espace Rachi (Paris 5e), Concert FROM THE CARPATES TO THE BALKANS - A musical escapade from…

Klezmer ball workshop by the Kalarash group

June 16, 2024, 11am to 1pm at Espace Rachi (Paris 5e), Klezmer Ball workshop by the group Kalarash, proposed by…

Yerushalayim shel zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)

This playlist features 12 versions of Naomi Shemer's famous song, Jerusalem of Gold (ירושלים של זהב - Yerushalayim shel zahav),…

Shemer, Naomi (1930 – 2004)

Considered a leading Israeli singer-songwriter and poet, Naomi Shemer was born on July 13, 1930 in Kvutzat Kinneret, a kibbutz…