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Bazetsn di kale


Bazetsn di kale




[Note on tape log inside box:] This bit of tape was sent to me by A. J. Lloyd, musicologist, from London, England, in July, 2964. His description of it is as follows: “I’m sending you a tiny present. It’s a tape copy of a recording sent to me by a musicologist friend in Rumania. But ITS NOT OF RUMANIAN music. Its an UKRAINIAN JEWISH WEDDING SCENE, recorde by a Jewish Ensemble in the early 30s...Its particulars are: Bazetsn di kale: Jewish Folk Music Ensemble, dir. M Rabinowitch, APRELEVSKI ZAVOD...The finddle music resembles the Rumanian doinas in which bartok was interested. Acoustically its nothing great...plenty of surface hiss, etc., but musically and folkloristically, it seems to me fascinating.” [Problem with volume and with sound quality.] Lazar Kalmanovich, Nekhama Vinyar acc. Ukrainian SSR State Ensemble of Jewish Folk Music conducted by Mark Rabinovitch (Aprelevski 5190/1) 41897 Ruth Rubin master tape was digitized.


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“Bazetsn di kale,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed May 18, 2024,
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