Jewish instrumental Folk Music

The collection and writings of Moshe Beregowski

Syracuse University Press, 31-05-2001, 256 p.

A reference work on Klezmer music, translated and edited by Mark Slobin, Robert Rothstein and Michael Alpert, including many music transcritptions and a CD …

This book, based on the collections of Klezmer melodies by Moshe Beregovski done before World War II, allows a precise analysis of instrumental music of the East-European Jews in the beginning of the 20th century. This first edition in English includes sheet music and detailed notes by Michael Alpert, a pioneer of research on Klezmer music ; it contains melodies that weren’t available yet in a printed version, as well as an appreciation of Bergowski by the Russian specialist Izaly Zemtsovsky.

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