All klezmer articles

  • Sophie solomon
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    Klezmer violin technique masterclass with Sophie Solomon

    2017-12-12T16:08:00Z

    The violin is a vital ingredient of the klezmer sound. In this Masterclass from January 2007, Sophie Solomon, founding member of klezmer fusion band Oi Va Voi and artistic director of London’s Jewish Music Institute, explains that embodying a vocal quality in the instrument is the key to performing this ...

  • Perlman
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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman plays klezmer music

    2017-12-12T16:00:00Z

    'When you're dealing with music, you're dealing with the soul of the society' This video is an clip from a 1995 PBS documentary which followed violinist Itzhak Perlman as he joined four klezmer groups – Brave New World, The Klezmatics, Andy Statman and the Klezmer Conservatory Band – to ...

  • GrappelliSlide
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    The art of the violin slide

    2015-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Julie Lyonn Lieberman describes how different slides can enhance your string playing, from oozing your way in the true blues style to the Klezmer 'bend'