Music, History, Memorywebcast
Emerging in 16th century Prague, then Krakow and Lvov, the klezmer profession became a central cultural feature of the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe. The term klezmer was used for four hundred years in every region of Eastern Europe for a member of the Jewish musicians’ guild. Much of the musical and choreographic history of the Ashkenazim is embedded in the klezmer repertoire, which functioned as a kind of
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Walter Zev Feldman is Visiting Professor of Music at New York University Abu Dhabi, Director of the