Klezmer! is the fascinating story of survival against the odds, of a musical legacy so potent it can still be heard dispite assimilation and near annihilation. The scratchy, distant sound of the early recordings discovered and studied by Henry Sapoznik have formed a soundtrack for an entirely new generation of performers.
As this remarkable musical tradition continues to evolve and expand, Sapoznik presents a complete comprehensive history, illuminating the struggles and the legacy through stories, pictures and a companion CD of examples. Klezmer! reintroduces this most vital musical for to fans old and new alike.