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In the Fiddler's House


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listen  1. Reb Itzik's NignItzhak Perlman/Brave Old World 6:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Simkhes Toyre TimeItzhak Perlman/The Klezmatics 3:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Flatbush WaltzItzhak Perlman/Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra 6:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Wedding MedleyItzhak Perlman/Klezmer Conservatory Band 5:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Dybbuk ShersItzhak Perlman/The Klezmatics 4:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Basarabye (Bessarabia")Itzhak Perlman/Brave Old World 6:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Firn Di MekhutonimItzhak Perlman/Klezmer Conservatory Band 5:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Tati Un mama Tants ("Mom and Dad's Dance")Itzhak Perlman/Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra 5:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Fisherlid/ Klezmatics KhosidlItzhak Perlman/The Klezmatics 6:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Der Alter Bulgar ("The Old-Time Bulgar & Prelude")Itzhak Perlman/Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra 5:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Ale Brider ("We Are All Brothers")Itzhak Perlman/Klezmer Conservatory Band 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. HongaItzhak Perlman/The Klezmatics 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Doyna & SkotshmaItzhak Perlman/Brave Old World 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Der Heyser Bulgar ("The Hot Bulgar")Itzhak Perlman/Klezmer Conservatory Band 3:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Di Gayster ("The Spirits")Itzhak Perlman/The Klezmatics 1:37$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Born in Israel in 1945, Itzhak Perlman completed his initial training at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He came to New York and soon was propelled into the international arena with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Following his studies at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr. Perlman won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964, which led to a ... Read more in Amazon's Itzhak Perlman Store

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Product Details

  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman, Brave Old World, The Klezmatics
  • Orchestra: The Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra, The Klezmer Conservatory Band
  • Audio CD (November 21, 1995)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B000002SLV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,080 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In his introductory note to this CD, Itzhak Perlman informs us that, more than anything else he has recorded, this is truly his own music--"what you might hear if you came to my house and I decided to jam with some friends." And jam he does--with some very talented friends indeed. Klezmer music, which combines the folk and religious music of Yiddish-speaking cultures with various musical traditions of countries such as Russia, Turkey, and Greece, is unusual territory for a major label and a superstar artist, but here the combination works perfectly. Perlman, who normally is the star of his recordings, just blends into the whole celebration. The playing of violin, accordion, mandolin, clarinet, and other instruments is stylish, infectious, and at times virtuosic. Strangely, the sound lacks openness, inhibiting the characteristically vibrant timbres of these instruments. --David Vernier

Customer Reviews

This is one of my favorite CD's.
victorian afficianado
I played this CD, and it made the group members smile and laugh, and it brought back pleasant memories for them and for me as well.
J. Lowell
I had never really known about klezmer (Jewish) music before, and this CD was a wonderful introduction to it.
Allyn

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Allyn on June 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I love this Itzhak Perlman CD...from the first time I listened to it, I was enchanted! I had never really known about klezmer (Jewish) music before, and this CD was a wonderful introduction to it. Klezmer is very emotional music, and Itzhak and his "friends" certainly bring that into the music. The violin and the other instruments are very mournful and soulful on some pieces-making them sound very haunting and "East European"-almost Persian. Other songs are party or celebration songs, played with wild abandon and zaniness-they really make you want to dance the hora! The instrumental side of "In the Fiddler's House" isn't the only great thing-the singing really adds to the CD. The vocals are in Yiddish (a very neat-sounding language) and go even further to make this CD a real "Jewish experience." The best thing about this CD? You absolutely do not have to be Jewish to enjoy it! I'm not, and I still can't get enough of this unique and soulful music...you'll be hooked once you hear it, too!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 26, 2002
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I recently rediscovered this CD (my mom had purchased about three years ago) and put it into my stereo just to see what it would be like. Little did I know that I was in for a huge - and pleasant - surprise!
"In the Fiddler's House" is what you might hear if you went to a Jewish person's house. It has that intimate, personal feeling. All the songs are great: some are fast, some are slow, some are a little in between. Overall it's a fantastic CD that can be enjoyed whether you're Jewish or not.
I would have to say that undoubtedly track 4 "Wedding Medley" is the best track on the CD (I'm listening to it as I write this). The combination of songs is not only seamless, but gives the song a feeling of surprise. The voices and instruments on this track are very, very lively and fun.
Buy this CD (or at least listen to some of the audio samples) and you'll discover the hidden surprises of Itzhak Perlman's "In the Fiddler's House"!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 1999
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Being a big fan of Klezmer, and having many ties to it ethnically, I think that this CD compliments any collection. It is truly an auditory wonder.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By traveller on January 22, 2000
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This is a fabulous album, full of the most wonderful virtuoso playing. Have bought several copies to give to friends and relatives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 10, 1998
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A fun, uplifting collection of music that makes you wish you really knew Yiddish. Full of "Oy, Oy, Oy"'s (what else do you expect with klezmer?). And full of spirit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. James Mason on January 16, 2007
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Perlman at his best. If you want to buy just one CD with Perlman performing, this is it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Gibson on March 25, 2007
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I love Jewish klezmer music, which I forgot to mention in another review of ethnic music, and this one is masterful. I love Itzhak Perlman's violin, both classical, and not. On this one though, he is matched equally with some of the greatest Jewish instrumentalists, and vocalists. Again, like with Greek music, I don't know the language, but that doesn't change my love of this incredibly, soulful, and exciting music. I recommend it as one of my favorites. R. Duane Gibson.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G-girl on August 5, 2013
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The music is so uplifting. Nothing like Klezmer music done well and such a masterful violinist as Itzak Perlman adding to the splendor of it all.
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