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 of Jewish music from ethnographic expeditions in Ukraine...

FAU Judaic Collection

FAU Judaic Collection

Klezmer recordings are part of the Recorded Sound Archives at Florida...

The Mayrent Collection

The Mayrent Collection

Vintage commercial klezmer recordings and links to other audio archives...

Classic Klezmer

Classic Klezmer

A YouTube klezmer treasure trove. Listen to many of the early bands here...

Books for learning about klezmer

American Klezmer: its roots and offshoots

American Klezmer: its roots and offshoots

Collection of essays edited by Mark Slobin, with contributions from...

Klezmer Fiddle: a how to guide

Klezmer Fiddle: a how to guide

A range of tunes with workshops on elements of klezmer style, by...

Klezmer School for Strings, Part 1

Klezmer School for Strings, Part 1

17 klezmer tunes plus technical exercises for the beginning classical student…

Klezmer: Music, History & Memory

Klezmer: Music, History & Memory

A hugely important book by Walter Zev Feldman that contains vast amounts...

Klezmer sheet music collections

Kale Bazetsns and Doinas

Kale Bazetsns and Doinas

17 kale bazetsns and 13 doynes, transcribed and edited by Cookie Segelstein...

Klezmer Duets for Clarinet & Accordion

Klezmer Duets for Clarinet & Accordion

10 intermediate level, traditional klezmer pieces, transcribed and arranged by Christian...

International Hebrew Wedding Music

International Hebrew Wedding Music

Wolff N. Kostakowsky Hundreds of great tunes from klezmer bands in the early part of...

Jewish Doinas

Jewish Doinas

Transcriptions and recordings by Kurt Bjorling...

Klezmer Duets for Violin & Accordion

Klezmer Duets for Violin & Accordion

10 intermediate level, traditional klezmer pieces, transcribed and arranged by Deborah...

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 arranged for string quartet or Bb clarinets by...

Klezmer Playbook

Klezmer Playbook

50 traditional klezmer tunes with online playalong tracks, transcribed and edited by...

KMDMP klezmer manuscripts collection

KMDMP klezmer manuscripts collection

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

Klezmer Accordion

Klezmer Accordion

14 intermediate-level characteristic klezmer pieces, transcribed and edited by Alan Bern…

The Compleat Klezmer

The Compleat Klezmer

Transcriptions of traditional klezmer tunes by Henry Sapoznik, and a CD with the originals…

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, including the Milken Archive...

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...