The routes of klezmer : Sirba Octet or Classic world

A radio program by the European Institute for Jewish Music hosted by Hervé Roten

MUSIQUES JUIVES D’HIER ET D’AUJOURD’HUI - MARDI 17 DECEMBRE 2013, JUDAÏQUES FM (94.8), 21H05

Klezmer music is today a commonly accepted appellation to designate the instrumental music performed in the shtetl (villages), the ghettos and all the pales of settlement of the Ashkenazi Jews, since the Middle-Ages until the middle of the XXth century.
Often linked to weddings - in particular to the dances - this music evolved through the centuries, the customs and the lands of residency.

Today, klezmer music has become a distinct genre that speaks to everyone. Stage music, often associated to Yiddish songs, klezmer music makes us plunge into the universe - often reconstituted - of the Shtetl from the Yiddishland.

And in this reconstitution, various bands - or artists – pull away in their own manner to perform this repertoire.
Such is the case of the violonist Richard Schmoucler, founder of the Sirba Octet, which reinvents with this ensemble a genre between classical music, klezmer music and Yiddish songs. By abolishing the frontiers, Richard Schmoucler sets his project in an original musical universe, called "Classic World".

This program, with Richard Schmoucler, inaugurates a new serie entitled « The routes of klezmer ».

Les chemins du klezmer : Sirba Octet - Hervé Roten (Judaïques FM 94.8)

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