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A Trampled Manuscripts Concert: The Lost Klezmer Music of the An-ski Expeditions

A Trampled Manuscripts Concert: The Lost Klezmer Music of the An-ski Expeditions In-Person

Co-hosted with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

Kvell’s Angels is a new Klezmer Ensemble, bringing the “Trampled Manuscripts” of the Kiselgof-Makonovestky archive to life.

  • Amy Paster, violin
  • Julia Herzog, flute
  • Lucila Nerenberg, guitar
  • Laura Rosenberg, concertina

*kvell: to be deeply delighted and proud of someone else’s happiness.

From 1912 to 1914, S. An-ski (Shloyme Zaynvl Rapoport) headed ethnographic expeditions to the Pale of Jewish Settlement recording folktales, legends, and traditions as well as instrumental and synagogue melodies. https://yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/An-ski_Ethnographic_Expedition_and_Museum

Musical manuscripts from the An-ski expeditions are located at the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine.  Previously unavailable to klezmer musicians, the musical scores are being shared through the Kiselgof-Makonovetsky Digital Manuscript Project, an international open source digital humanities project connecting participants with the work of important klezmer musicians from late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. https://klezmerinstitute.org/kmdmp/.


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Sunday, October 1, 2023
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Mearns – McPherson Library, Main Foyer
Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library (LIB)
  Open to Everyone  
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Matt Huculak

Dr. Matt Huculak is Head of Advanced Research Services and the Digital Scholarship Librarian.