Authors of the songs
Moyshe Beregovski (1892-1961)
prominent ethnomusicologist and folklorist. He collected and described
several thousand pieces of Eastern European Jewish folk music. In 1944 he
organized a research expedition to Czernowitz to
collect songs from ghettos and concentration camps.
Efim Chernyi (1959)
Yiddish singer and songwriter from Kishinev.
He is the musical director and soloist of the Yiddish Song Theater in Kishinev
and an active participant in the European klezmer
Shike Driz (1908-1971),
Yiddish poet, born in Ukraine,
lived in Moscow.
He was most famous in the former Soviet
Union for his children's poetry, which
was translated extensively into Russian and became an integral part of the Russian
(1886-1973), Yiddish and Hebrew poet, playwright, publicist, and literary
critic. Known for his poetic
innovations, Einhorn was one of the first poets who
introduced free verse into Yiddish poetry.
German Goldenshteyn (1934-2006),
clarinetist and musicologist from Bessarabia,
who immigrated to the US
in 1994, bringing with him a vast repertory of authentic klezmer
tunes. In his later years, he enthusiastically taught young klezmer musicians from all over the world.
Meyer Haratz (1912-1993),
Yiddish poet, essayist and editor. He grew up in Bessarabia,
lived much of his life in Czernowitz and moved to Israel
in 1972. The first part of the concert consists of songs written to his
Polish and Yiddish poet from Galicia.
Shortly after World War II, she emigrated to Montreal.
Her poetry is known for its nature imagery.
(1914-1983), composer and performer from Czernowitz,
moved to Israel
in 1972. He set many Yiddish poems to music. He translated the poems of Selma
Meerbaum-Eisinger into Yiddish.
(1924-1942), German Jewish poet from Czernowitz
who died in the labor camp Mikhailovka during the
Holocaust at the age of 18.
(1894-1975), Yiddish writer born in Byelorussia,
lived in Warsaw
and New York.
She wrote poems, novels, short stories and plays, many of them for her pupils
in Yiddish secular schools.
(1920), Yiddish poet, songwriter and singer who grew up in Czernowitz and came to the US
after the war. Her poetry and songs are collected in many books, songbooks
(1983), Yiddish singer and songwriter, was born in Czernowitz
and lived in Moscow
before moving to America.
She is currently working on her PhD dissertation at Harvard on the Yiddish
songs and singing practices of Hasidic women.
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