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Singing Yiddish for a Bride and Groom, 1500-1800, with Diana Matut
Lecture #48 in Joshua Horowitz’s series, The Promiscuous World of Jewish Music
With kind words lean towards her… Singing Yiddish for a Bride and Groom, 1500-1800, a presentation by Diana Matut
Monday, May 24, 11am Pacific Time/2pm New York/ 7pm London/ 8pm Paris/ 9pm Tel Aviv. Please confirm the local time !
Length: 1 – 2 hours
Donations to Josh Horowitz are accepted and appreciated, but not required.
Zoom Meeting ID: 967 8901 9038
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Today, we consider klezmorim and badkhn the “traditional” wedding entertainers and performers. However, if we take a look back at music making for weddings before 1800 we’ll see a different picture emerging. Not only will we encounter women as singers (and perhaps instrumentalists), but an entire song repertoire comes to light that does not only teach, warn and admonish, but is also witty, funny and erotic. This lecture will introduce you to the available sources, performances practices and music for Yiddish songs from the Renaissance and Baroque times.
This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Grants for the Arts, and The California Endowment.