Resources

Online, audio and printed resources to help you with your klezmer journey.

Collections of audio recordings

Treasure of Jewish Culture in Ukraine (1912-1947)

Treasure of Jewish Culture in Ukraine (1912-1947)

Field recordings from ethnographic expeditions in Ukraine 1912-1950.

FAU Judaic Collection

FAU Judaic Collection

Klezmer recordings housed at Florida Atlantic University.

The Mayrent Collection

The Mayrent Collection

Vintage commercial klezmer recordings.

Classic Klezmer

Classic Klezmer

A YouTube treasure trove of historical recordings.

Books for learning about klezmer

American Klezmer: its roots and offshoots

American Klezmer: its roots and offshoots

Collection of essays edited by Mark Slobin.

Klezmer for Hammered Dulcimer

Klezmer for Hammered Dulcimer

Tsimbl playing and techniques, plus 30 tunes. Peter Rushefsky and Deborah Justice.

Klezmer Fiddle: a how to guide

Klezmer Fiddle: a how to guide

A range of tunes with workshops on klezmer style, by Ilana Cravitz

Klezmer School for Strings, Part 1

Klezmer School for Strings, Part 1

17 klezmer tunes plus technical exercises for classical students.

Klezmer: Music, History & Memory

Klezmer: Music, History & Memory

A hugely important book by Walter Zev Feldman.

Klezmer sheet music collections

Kale Bazetsns and Doinas

Kale Bazetsns and Doinas

17 kale bazetsns and 13 doynes, transc. & ed. by Cookie Segelstein and Josh Horowitz.

Klezmer Duets for Clarinet & Accordion

Klezmer Duets for Clarinet & Accordion

10 intermediate-level tunes transc. & ed. Christian Dawid and Alan Bern.

International Hebrew Wedding Music

International Hebrew Wedding Music

Band book from 1915 ed. Kostakowsky.

Jewish Doinas

Jewish Doinas

Transcriptions and recordings by Kurt Bjorling.

Klezmer Duets for Violin & Accordion

Klezmer Duets for Violin & Accordion

10 intermediate-level tunes transc. & ed. Deborah Strauss and Alan Bern.

Jewish Instrumental Folk Music

Jewish Instrumental Folk Music

Beregovski's compendium, including many tunes collected by Kiselgof (see KMDMP).

12 Jewish Wedding Melodies

12 Jewish Wedding Melodies

12 Jewish Wedding Melodies arr. for string quartet or Bb clarinets by Ilana Cravitz.

Klezmer Playbook

Klezmer Playbook

50 trad. tunes with online playalong tracks, transc. & ed. Susi Evans and Szilvia Csaranko.

KMDMP klezmer manuscripts collection

KMDMP klezmer manuscripts collection

Around 1400 manuscripts from the 1800s & early 1900s.

Klezmer Accordion

Klezmer Accordion

14 intermediate-level tunes transc. & ed. Alan Bern.

The Compleat Klezmer

The Compleat Klezmer

Trad. klezmer tunes transc. & ed. Henry Sapoznik + CD with the originals.

Podolia Freylekhsland - Klezmer Music from Ukraine

Podolia Freylekhsland - Klezmer Music from Ukraine

4 books of tunes collected by Isaak Loberan.

Online archives with klezmer materials

Jewish Music Research Centre

Jewish Music Research Centre

Curated collections and a Lexicon of Klezmer Terminology (LKT).

US Library of Congress

US Library of Congress

Sheet music, collections, recordings and more.

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Collections of musicians' papers, photos, online exhibitions and more.

KMDMP klezmer manuscripts collection

KMDMP klezmer manuscripts collection

Around 1400 manuscripts from the 1800s and early 1900s.