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Hey, tsigelekh


Hey, tsigelekh




(Text and Tune: Mordkhe Gebirtig) [from LOC box logs] This kind of recording, is done with the thought in mind, of emphasizing the importance of the “intellectual” as carrier of folksong and art song. Born in Montreal 42 years ago, David’s father was the eminent Jewish musicologist, Yisroel Rabinovitsh. The introductory remarks are read by Ruth Rubin from Z. Reizin’s Leksikon fun der Yidisher Literatur. This is followed by David’s remarks about his father and his home environment as a child. He also remarks about his father and his home Note: The extraneous noises are unfortunately traffic sounds of the New York streets…


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“Hey, tsigelekh,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed July 19, 2024,
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