Tchaikovsky and klezmer

April 13 2015

Can’t one hear it in the fast tutti passages of the Russian Dance in Swan Lake? Boston Symphony, Seiji Ozawa. Joseph Silverstein, solo.

One Response to “Tchaikovsky and klezmer”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    Stanford wrote, with no known foundation:

    “These international qualities may have been due to a dash of Hebrew blood, for Tschaikowsky means the ‘Son of Jacob’.”

    Quoted here:

    http://wiki.tchaikovsky-research.net/wiki/Stanford


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