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Jerry Bock / Eugene Levitas: Fiddler on the Roof
George Gershwin: Pearls from “Porgy and Bess”
Paul Schoenfield: Freylakh
Yuri Povolotsky: March, Nigun, Grandmother’s Song, Balagula a. o. (from: “The Best of Travelling to Klezmer”)
Alexander Rosenblatt: “Carmen Fantasy” about the theme from the opera by Georges Bizet (arr. Uri Brener)
Reading from Scholem Alejchem “Tewje, der Milchmann” and Isaac Bashevis Singer “Verloren in Amerika – Vom Stetl in die Neue Welt”
The Jewish enclaves in Eastern Europe, which flourished in the 19th century, were called shtetls. A literary figure has become the symbol of the shtetl: Tevye the Dairyman, who writes letters bursting with life to his author Sholem Aleichem. Miguel Herz-Kestranek reads these reports from the fictional village of Anatevka, along with other Yiddish world literature. Hope of a new life, in spite of pogrom and loss of homeland, is the theme that comes up again and again. The Gurfinkel clarinet twins from Israel, famous worldwide, bring the sound of the shtetl to life.