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Pepi Littmann Judl Mit Sein Fiedl
03 :12
02
Pepi Littmann Harbe Schale
02 :40
03
I. Reissmnn Der Badchen
03 :11
04
Norbert Glimer Jent Di Roti
02 :20
05
Thur And Karlik Ohne Ein Kind
02 :56
06
Helene Gespass Die Woch Von Pesach
02 :53
07
Helene Gespass Hot A Jud A Wabale
02 :46
08
Helene Gespass Oj Manner, Manner
03 :03
09
G.Z. Weismann Freitag Auf Der Nacht
03 :10
10
L. Rosenstein Pripichok
03 :17
11
Julius Guttmann Kale Besingen
03 :09
12
Julius Guttmann Hei Ti Di Di
02 :55
13
Julius Guttmann Simchas Torah Scene
02 :59
14
Julius Guttmann Hatikvah
02 :49
15
Leon Kalisch Lechaim Bruder
02 :56
16
Leon Kalisch Dort Wo Die Zewder
03 :01
17
Leon Kalisch Blumele Duett
02 :54
18
Leon Kalisch Lemberger Naschmarkt
03 :03
19
Leon Kalisch Druschegeschank
03 :04
20
Jacob Fuchs Der Bucher
02 :47
21
Komisches Terzett Ein Ueberkerenisch
03 :06
22
Salcia Weinberg Die Fiedel
03 :10
23
Sam Schilling Chave
03 :19
24
Zweibel-Goldstein Sukos Lied
02 :38
25
S. Zuckerberg Sedernacht
02 :55
26
Sholem Aleichem A Joyful Holiday
02 :01
ARTIST
TITLE
Wandering Stars: Songs from Gimpel's Lemberg Yiddish Theatre 1906-1910
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
REN 128CD REN 128CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/10/2013

Julian Futter and Mike Aylward together with Renair Records are proud to announce the launch of a new album -- Wandering Stars, the story of Gimpel's Lemberg Yiddish Theater. In 1900, Lemberg was one of the most important cities in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with a population of 160,000, of whom a third were Jewish. The Lemberg theater was the first permanent and most important Yiddish theater in Europe. Leading Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem visited in 1905 and based his novel Wandering Stars on his experiences there. In 1910, Franz Kafka was profoundly affected when he saw members of the troupe perform in Prague. Joseph Roth and Mark Chagall were hugely influenced by what they saw as well. The theater gave birth to a unique form of musical drama that to a significant extent shaped popular American culture. Thanks to the efforts of a small band of record collectors and discographers operating worldwide, many of these records have been documented and copies located to make it possible for the first time in over 100 years to give a voice to this silenced civilization, whose destruction has been rigorously documented, but whose achievements have so far been largely unexplored. Listen to songs about weddings, wild women, drinking, the original "Yidl mit sein Fidl," a Hatikvah recorded in 1909, an out-of-control Simchas Torah and, of course, sex. The recordings are accompanied by a richly illustrated, full-color, 40-page booklet which places the theater in its historical context, provides full biographies of the artists and detailed information on all the recordings.