- Ruth RubinRuth Rubin
Browse by Title
Fiddle and comment. Berish Katz was brought to me by the journalist and poet, Wolf Younin, New York, in 1947. His songs and fiddle tunes were first taken down by me on a record-cutting machine and later transferred to tape. Katz had a little book which contained the texts of the songs his uncle MOYSHELE STAM or MOYSHELE fun GLYNA, HAD COMPILED. Younin’s voice is heard once or twice, questioning Mr. Katz. Although I tried numerous times to obtain the texts of the songs from Mr. Younin (who retained the little book), he refused to let me have them. The numbers referred to relate to the songs as they were numbered in the little notebook. Mr. Katz gave his own comments but rarely sang a song
he preferred to do the melody on his fiddle. The tunes, Mr. Katz said, dated from the early 80s to the beginning of the 20th century and he first heard them from his uncle, the badchen [sic] MOYSHELE STAM in Glina in Galicia, a little town near Lemberg. Mr. Katz used the following English words in his comments: before, title, first, melody, “en-kurashirt” (encouraged!) 41099
YIVO owns the compilation of content that is posted on this website, which consists of text, images, and/or audio, and video. However, YIVO does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. Some content is in the public domain and some content is protected by third party rights. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in YIVO websites.
The materials on this web site may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Publication (including posting on the Internet and online exhibitions) or any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please visit https://www.yivo.org/Rights-Reproductions for more information about use of materials from this website.
YIVO has employed due diligence in seeking to identify copyright holders of the materials in this compilation. We invite any copyright owners who are not properly identified to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Yoymom,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed September 24, 2023, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/5445.