Various: Klezmer Duets – Violin & Accordion

(Arranger: Bern, Strauss)

  • for violin and accordion
  • Instrumentation details:
    violin
    accordion
  • Composer: Various
  • Arranger: Alan BernDeborah Strauss
  • Table of contents:
    Traditional: Bobover khupe-marsh
    Traditional: Boyberiker Hora
    Traditional: Dem trisker rebns khosid
    Traditional: Fun der khupe
    Gegna Jacob: Gegna Skotshne
    Gegna Jacob: Gegna Taksim
    Traditional: Honga
    Traditional: Leon's Sirba
    Traditional: Nigunim Suite
    Traditional: Sher
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Diverse: Klezmer Duets for violin and accordion | UE37189

10 intermediate-level, traditional klezmer pieces

  • Edition type: sheet music
  • Series: World Music
  • Grade: 4-5
  • Languages: German | English | French
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7497-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08826-1
€19.95
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Description

“Klezmer Duets” by Deborah Strauss and Alan Bern is an ideal introduction to this traditional music. Although the clarinet is now associated with klezmer music, the violin was actually used centuries before the clarinet was even invented. Over that time, violinists developed special techniques of bowing, articulation, ornamentation, phrasing and timing to express the nuances of the music. These nuances cannot exactly be written down in standard notation and klezmer can be thought of as a kind of semi-improvised music. In their arrangements, Strauss and Bern have offered one way of playing each piece, not a definitive way.
An appendix explains the way these variations and ornamentations can be applied to the bare bones of other pieces; another appendix gives help to the accordion player. The authors have also provided free articles and videos online to assist the players further.

Treat this book as a stepping off point to explore this evocative music; it’s a gateway to the amazing world of klezmer music!

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Contents

  • Traditional: Bobover khupe-marsh
  • Traditional: Boyberiker Hora
  • Traditional: Dem trisker rebns khosid
  • Traditional: Fun der khupe
  • Gegna Jacob: Gegna Skotshne
  • Gegna Jacob: Gegna Taksim
  • Traditional: Honga
  • Traditional: Leon's Sirba
  • Traditional: Nigunim Suite
  • Traditional: Sher

Reviews

(...) Mich faszinieren nicht nur die Werke selber, sondern vor allem auch die gut verständlichen Erklarungen zur Ausführung (Artikulationen, Verzierungen, Phrasierungen usw.), der Blick quasi „hinter die Noten“ und die kleinen Porträts zu den Stücken. (...)
Schweizer Musikzeitung Nr. 12, 2018 (Yolanda Schibli Zimmermann)

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