Judith played klezmer violin in a play about the Holocaust called 'We Could Recall/We Could Tell Stories' at Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Ave., St. Paul.
Read more about the play here.Listen to her play klezmer violin on All Things Considered.
Our new klezmer string band.
Here is a tune from a live recording by KFAI radio. It's called Solyam Pal.
This is Doyna, a fancy tune to 'get people's attention'.
Eisner's Klezmorim plays a fast tune, a freykekhs in C
Judith Eisner plays traditional klezmer music from the old world as a soloist, in duos, trios and with a string band as well as a klezmer dance band.
The dance band has a big Old World sound of accordion, clarinet, and double bass. Added to this mix is the distinctly Eastern European sound of fiddle and the Tsimbl, or Cymbolim, a Hungarian hammered dulcimer. And often a Ukrainian / Greek mandolin joins in. The band creates a wild acoustic experience of an old world wedding and that's where the band usually plays - at Weddings.
The klezmer string band has two and often three violins, a mandolin, tsimbl and double bass.
This is the authentic sound of klezmer music a hundred years ago before clarinets and brass became popular in the new world. (America especially...)
They play some beautiful music and they often play in coffee houses, churches and synagogs.
Judith often plays in a duo. She plays fiddle with Stu Janis or Diane Benjamin, both hammered dulcimer / tsimbl players.
Judith also plays accordion as well as violin with her husband, a mandolin player.
Judith gave a presentation to the Minneapolis J.C.C. about learning her grandparent's language, yiddish. She played some lovely klezmer music with Stu Janis on tsimbl and Leo Bjorlie playing double bass. Watch the video here.