Essays and peer-reviewed scholarship in Yiddish Studies, an interdisciplinary field that engages all aspects of Yiddish cultural production, especially in its relationship to other cultures and languages.
Review of New York Klezmer in the Early Twentieth Century by Joel E. Rubin
Despite the shifting status and popularity of this Ashkenazi instrumental music and its musicians, Joel Rubin is, surprisingly, the first researcher to devote serious and sustained attention to one of its most important and productive periods: New York in the 1920s, and in particular the remarkable — and nowadays canonical — recordings of its two best-known and most influential figures, Dave Tarras (1895÷7−1989) and Naftule Brandwein (1884−1963).
Jan 26, 2022
Review of Convergence, an Album of Multi-Diasporic Musical Longing by Anthony Russell and Veretski Pass