Philosophers, Fiddlers & Fools 2003

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In time to celebrate Chanukah, this is the 25th anniversary edition of General Manager Ruth Seymour's perennially popular annual salute to Yiddish. From the little villages and towns of Eastern Europe to the Second Avenue Hit Parade, music, stories and memories from a world now vanished.

Recordings for Philosophers, Fiddlers and Fools
Chanukah 2003

First Hour:

The Yiddish Dream - Vanguard Classics
Metropolitan Klezmer - Yiddish for Travelers -
The Legendary Martha Schlamme - Vanguard Classics
Theodore Bikel's Treasury of Yiddish Folk and Theater Songs - Rhino
Itzhak Perlman - In the Fiddler's House - Angel
Bente Kahan: Jewish Songs -
Talila - Yiddish - Scalen Disc*

Second Hour:

Metropolitan Klezmer - Mosaic Persuasion - Rhythm Media Records
Voices of the Ghetto - 7 Productions*

Third Hour:

Abraham Ellstein - Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage - Milken Archive - Naxos
The Barry Sisters Sing - Israel Music
The Andrews Sisters - MCA
Aaron Lebedeff - Banner Records*
Jan Peerce on 2nd Ave. - Vanguard
Connie Francis Sings Jewish Favorites - Polygram
Zero Mostel - Fiddler on the Roof - RCA
Jewish Songs from Earth, Heaven and Beyond -

*These recordings may no longer be available.

For recordings of Yiddish music:
Hatikvah Music International
436 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles CA. 90036
Tel: 323-655-7083
Fax: 323-938-0577

Simon Rutberg will tell you what's available and suggest other recordings as well.



Ruth Seymour