Episode 3 – Zev Feldman

Welcome to the 3rd episode of Radiant Others: A Klezmer Music Podcast! Today on the podcast, historian, musicologist, tsimbalist, and Yiddish dancer, Zev Feldman.

Zev Feldman is one of the most central figures of the klezmer revival. He was instrumental in introducing the great clarinet virtuoso Dave Tarras to a wider audience and has released some of the most important recordings in klezmer.

Zev and I talk about his cosmopolitan upbringing, the history of klezmer music in Europe, and the place of klezmer artists in today’s world. I really enjoyed this conversation and learned a whole lot.

This does it for our 1st mini-season! We’ll be back in October with new episodes recorded live at this year’s Klezkanada.

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Musical selections (and where to buy them):

Sher in A (1st), Shir Ha-malois (2nd), Alter Yiddish Tanz (4th) Suite in Am (final) from Khevrisa European Klezmer Music Smithsonian Folkways, 2000

Old Sher (3rd) and The Bride’s Waltz (5th) from Zev Feldman and Andy Statman Jewish Klezmer Music Shanachie, 1978

Extra: Andy Staman and Zev Feldman’s performance from the famous 1978 Concert: