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Jávori Ferenc: Klezmer Miniatures for young musicians

Duos, trios and quartets with optional combinations of instruments

score and parts

Setting: Mixed Chamber Duo, Mixed Chamber Trio, Mixed Chamber Quartet
Instrumentation: vl I/fl I, vl II/fl II, cl.I in Sib, cl. II in Sib, vlc
Genre: Pedagogical performance pieces
Language: Hungarian, English
Length: 70 pages
Format: 23 x 30,2 cm (Bach)
Weight: 0.288 kg
Published: February 2014
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest
Item number: 14884
ISMN: 9790080148846
Klezmer Miniatures has been compiled for young musicians who, by playing an instrument, would like to become acquainted with the musically-varied world of Klezmer. The series comprises two duos, four trios and two quartets, which can be performed with different combinations of instruments - violin, clarinet, flute, cello, double bass, bass guitar and trumpet. The composer, Ferenc Jávori, is a major figure of world music in Europe and is a prolific composer, orchestrator and performer. He is the founder and leader of the Budapest Klezmer Band.

Jávori was born into a Hungarian-Jewish community in Munkács (Mukacheve, Ukraine), where the years before the Second World War witnessed a golden age of Klezmer, the traditional, instrumental folk music of Yiddish-speaking Jewish communities. He has collected and compiled numerous melodies and songs from the last representatives of this formerly vibrant musical culture. Each of the Klezmer Miniatures reflects a different traditional genre of Klezmer. In these pieces Jávori has used certain motifs from Moisei Beregosky's folk music collection.


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