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Barbora Baranova & Tomas Novotny sing & play Yiddish songs with accompaniment on EC.

 

A couple of links below - there are more on the site from Tomas Novotny.

 

Enjoy!

 

Steve

 

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tzrOMgO_Ao4

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8PneKuIKhWk&...feature=channel

 

Beautiful singing with a musician who knows how to support the voice and not drown it out. Easy to understand if one knows German too.

 

Ian

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Beautiful singing with a musician who knows how to support the voice and not drown it out.

 

Absolutely!

With regard to the posture of ITM players in another thread, note that the concertinist here is playing with his whole body -leaning into some phrases, and laying back on others. And he makes eye contact with the singer at critical points in the song. A good example of the principle that expressive playing does not come from the fingers alone!

 

Easy to understand if one knows German too.

 

Na ja ... ;)

Let's say, I (having lived in Germany for over 30 years) can understand as much of Yiddish lyrics as an Englishman can understand of Robert Burns' lyrics :lol:

 

Cheers,

John

Edited by Anglo-Irishman

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Is there any Klezmer sheet music on the web? A Tune-Oy-Tron, if you will.

 

I seem to recall seeing Tomas Novotny playing Klezmer with a band elsewhere on YouTube - may be worth looking up, if not only for inspiration.

 

Steve

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On this site are sheets for about 60 songs and tunes. Most of them are yiddisch.

You can download sheetst (noten) in PDF format when you select "leadsheet / git.".

 

http://www.stifterhof.de/01.htm

 

This link is for Yossel Yossel.

If you replace 01 in the link with 02, 03 etc. you'll find the same for many other songs and tunes.

 

Marien

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Marien,

 

This is just what I was looking for. Thanks!

 

Best wishes for the Holidays and the New Year.

 

Paul N.

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On this site are sheets for about 60 songs and tunes. Most of them are yiddisch.

You can download sheetst (noten) in PDF format when you select "leadsheet / git.".

 

http://www.stifterhof.de/01.htm

 

This link is for Yossel Yossel.

If you replace 01 in the link with 02, 03 etc. you'll find the same for many other songs and tunes.

 

Marien

 

 

Thanks a lot for the site.

BTW, "Yossel Yossel" is very close to "Bella Chao".

A funny resemblance, if to consider that famous Russian Waltz "Fairwell Slavic Maid" has origin in Yiddish song.

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Hello Micha,

 

In the clip on youtube Yosl Yosl starts after 1:27, before that it is just intro,

and I think indeed they are using the theme of Bella Chao for the intro...

As far as I know, much of klezmer music originally comes from Ukrain and Russian.

 

Marien

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Marien,

 

This is just what I was looking for. Thanks!

 

Best wishes for the Holidays and the New Year.

 

Paul N.

 

Thanks and best wishes to you. If you still have to make up a wish list for Christmas.

How about the book "Mordechai Gebirtig Jiddische Lieder" by Manfred Lemm (Edition Künstlertreff).

It is about 270 pages full of Klezmer songs by Mordechai Gebirtig, I like this collection very much.

 

Marien

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Hello Micha,

 

In the clip on youtube Yosl Yosl starts after 1:27, before that it is just intro,

and I think indeed they are using the theme of Bella Chao for the intro...

As far as I know, much of klezmer music originally comes from Ukrain and Russian.

 

Marien

 

True, much of Klezmer, Russian and Ukrainian share common themes.

The song Bella Ciao was sung by the left anti-fascist resistance movement in Italy comprised of anarchists, communists, socialists and other anti-fascist partisans. The author of the lyrics is unknown, and the music seems to come from an earlier folk song sung by riceweeders in the Po Valley. Another interpretation has been given following the discovery in 2006 by Fausto Giovannardi of the CD "Klezmer - Yiddish swing music" including the melody "Koilen" played in 1919 by Mishka Ziganoff

I have Mishka's CD and the wording "discovery" is little puzzling to me.

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Greetings to everybody!

I was surprised to find your discussion about our videos.

Thank you for your kind remark about my playing.

I fell in love with the Concertina, despite I cannot play it well enough. Besides I have constantly technical problems with the instrument (do you happen to know about reliable and not too expensive one, I could buy?).

If you want to listen to some of our klezmer mp3 you can visit www.adash.osu.cz (then there under Naches).

Of course, you can listen to my choir too :-)

 

All the best

 

 

Tomas Novotny

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Greetings to everybody!

I was surprised to find your discussion about our videos.

Thank you for your kind remark about my playing.

I fell in love with the Concertina, despite I cannot play it well enough. Besides I have constantly technical problems with the instrument (do you happen to know about reliable and not too expensive one, I could buy?).

If you want to listen to some of our klezmer mp3 you can visit www.adash.osu.cz (then there under Naches).

Of course, you can listen to my choir too :-)

 

All the best

 

 

Tomas Novotny

 

You shouldn't be too surprised that we take an interest in such great music. I shall leave more able readers to answer your question about instruments but wanted to thank you for posting a hello here. Your web link is welcome too.

 

Given a lot more time I hope to be able to have a go at some klezmer music; I really like it.

 

Ian

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