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K'li zemer means "instrument of song" in Hebrew, and a traditional klezmer was an instrumental musician who entertained at weddings and other festive occasions in Jewish life. In recent times, the extraordinary popularity of "klezmer music" has inspired virtuoso showpieces for clarinet and flute by leading contemporary composers. Klezmer Concertos celebrates this joyous musical tradition with concert works from the 1940s to the present day.
Reviews and Recognitions
"...celebrates the joyous klezmer tradition..." —John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
"The Jewish elements in [Robert Starer's Kli Zemer] emerge proudly and poignantly, always conditioned by economy and taste." —Russell Platt, The New Yorker
"Rocketekya, with its eerie use of the electric viola, is marvellously accessible and will set feet tapping." —Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine