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In the Fiddler's House
Itzhak Perlman
In the Fiddler's House
Genres: Folk, World Music, Classical
 
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In his introductory note to this CD, Itzhak Perlman informs us that, more than anything else he has recorded, this is truly his own music--"what you might hear if you came to my house and I decided to jam with some frie...  more »

      
   

CD Details

All Artists: Itzhak Perlman
Title: In the Fiddler's House
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Angel Records
Original Release Date: 11/21/1995
Release Date: 11/21/1995
Genres: Folk, World Music, Classical
Styles: Traditional Folk, Jewish & Yiddish, Middle East, Israel
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724355555526, 0724355555557, 724355555540

Synopsis

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In his introductory note to this CD, Itzhak Perlman informs us that, more than anything else he has recorded, this is truly his own music--"what you might hear if you came to my house and I decided to jam with some friends." And jam he does--with some very talented friends indeed. Klezmer music, which combines the folk and religious music of Yiddish-speaking cultures with various musical traditions of countries such as Russia, Turkey, and Greece, is unusual territory for a major label and a superstar artist, but here the combination works perfectly. Perlman, who normally is the star of his recordings, just blends into the whole celebration. The playing of violin, accordion, mandolin, clarinet, and other instruments is stylish, infectious, and at times virtuosic. Strangely, the sound lacks openness, inhibiting the characteristically vibrant timbres of these instruments. --David Vernier

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CD Reviews

Filled With Sprit!
Allyn | USA | 06/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this Itzhak Perlman CD...from the first time I listened to it, I was enchanted! I had never really known about klezmer (Jewish) music before, and this CD was a wonderful introduction to it. Klezmer is very emotional music, and Itzhak and his "friends" certainly bring that into the music. The violin and the other instruments are very mournful and soulful on some pieces-making them sound very haunting and "East European"-almost Persian. Other songs are party or celebration songs, played with wild abandon and zaniness-they really make you want to dance the hora! The instrumental side of "In the Fiddler's House" isn't the only great thing-the singing really adds to the CD. The vocals are in Yiddish (a very neat-sounding language) and go even further to make this CD a real "Jewish experience." The best thing about this CD? You absolutely do not have to be Jewish to enjoy it! I'm not, and I still can't get enough of this unique and soulful music...you'll be hooked once you hear it, too!"
Absolutely magnificent.
traveller | U.K. | 01/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fabulous album, full of the most wonderful virtuoso playing. Have bought several copies to give to friends and relatives."
This is an incredible album
Allyn | 08/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a big fan of Klezmer, and having many ties to it ethnically, I think that this CD compliments any collection. It is truly an auditory wonder."