Klezmer Style Links

By Jim Rebhan, August 2016 

This resource for instrumentalists who wish to learn how to perform Klezmer music in a traditional style includes links to instrument-specific materials and related audio and video files.

GENERAL

GENERAL PUBLICATIONS WITH STYLISTIC INFORMATION

BELF’S ROUMANIAN ORCHESTRA

FIDDLE

ACCORDION
BANJO
BASS
CLARINET
  • Michèle Gingras, Klezmer for Klarinettistsdolmetsch.com/klezmer
  • Dave Tarras, one-hour concert (in 1978 when he was 81), youtu.be/V6zKleJSYi4
  • Joel Rubin, The art of the klezmer: improvisation and ornamentation in the commercial recordings of New York clarinetists Naftule Brandwein and Dave Tarras, 1922-1929, unpublished doctoral thesis (2001), PDF, openaccess.city.ac.uk/8393/
DRUMMING
FLUTE
TROMBONE
TRUMPET
TSIMBL
CANTORIAL MODELS
HASIDIC NIGUNIM
OTHER
  • Jeff Warschauer and Alan Bern on klezmer accompaniment,  youtu.be/Qr3phAsDN0A 
  • BBC Documentary Klezmer! In five parts: