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Once I Had a Fiddle

by The Strauss/Warschauer Duo

18th anniversary album of this beloved duo. They draw from klezmer, Yiddish, Hasidic and liturgical music and culture, adding their own original compositions and song settings. Grounded in tradition, yet thoroughly contemporary.
Genre: World: Klezmer
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  Song Share Time Download
1. To the Wedding
5:12 $0.99
2. Fraytik in Der Fri
0:39 $0.99
3. Eyshes-Khayil / Sirba
3:14 $0.99
4. Once I Had a Fiddle / Dem Fideles Neshome
6:28 $0.99
5. Goldenshteyn Medley
3:36 $0.99
6. Got Fun Avrohom/a Klezmer's Hamavdil
4:03 $0.99
7. Afn Barg
3:18 $0.99
8. Di Mashke
3:20 $0.99
9. Tsvishn Mir Un Dir
4:19 $0.99
10. Mayn Tayere Odessa
1:36 $0.99
11. Welcoming the New Month
7:43 $0.99
12. Veshomeru
1:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
Once I Had a Fiddle has arrived as we are celebrating our 18th year as the
Strauss/Warschauer Duo.

For 18 years, we’ve shared a romantic and musical union that was born at
KlezKamp in the Catskills, nurtured in Chicago and Boston, and given a home
in Brooklyn.

Perhaps more than any project we’ve done, this new CD is an expression of
the voices that have lived inside our heads and hearts all of these years. Some
are the familiar voices of our parents and mentors – a melody for Shabbes
day sung at the table by Deborah’s beloved father, Meyer Strauss, z”l. A juicy
tune from the clarinet of the incomparable German Goldenshteyn, z”l.

Others are less tangible voices – the echoes, memories, fragments and
feelings that float, prod, tease, haunt, challenge, and ultimately push
themselves into the real world, taking form in the melodies we play, the songs
we sing, and the new musical settings we create.

On our khay (18th) anniversary, we reflect on all of these voices and on the
journey they – and we – have made. We reflect on the struggles and the
successes, burdens and blessings – the messy and complicated stuff of living.

And we are grateful…

For each other.

And for the community of Yiddish singers, musicians, activists, writers and
thinkers present and past. With you and for you we continue to discover
our voices. With you and for you we confirm that it is possible not only to
comfort the soul of the fiddle, but to see it soar.

January 2013/Shevat 5773
Brooklyn, New York



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