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)