Further Reading (and playing)


  • Feldman, W.V. (1994). Bulgareasca/Bulgarish/Bulgar: The transformation of a Klezmer dance genre, Ethnomusicology, 38, (1), 1-35.
  • Netsky, Hankus (2004). “Klez goes to college”. In T. Solis (ed.), Performing ethnomusicology: Teaching and representation in the world music ensembles (pp.189-201). Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Netsky, Hankus (2015). Klezmer – music and community in twentieth-century Jewish Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [publisher link] 
  • Rogovoy, Seth. (2000) The essential Klezmer: A music lover’s guide to Jewish roots and soul music, from the Old World to the Jazz Age to the Downtown Avant-Garde. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.
  • Sapoznik, Henry (1981). Liner notes for Klezmer Music 1910-1942 (Smithsonian Folkways). Available here.
  • Sapoznik, Henry. (1999/2006). Klezmer! Jewish music from Old World to Our World. New York: Schirmer trade Books. [See also accompanying CD]
  • Slobín, Mark (ed.) (2000). Fiddler on the move: Exploring the Klezmer world. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Slobín, Mark (ed.) (2002). American Klezmer: Its roots and offshoots. Berkeley, CA.: University of California Press.
  • Strom, Yale (2002). The book of klezmer – the history, the music, the folklore from the 14th century to the 21st. Chicago, ILL.: Cappella Books.
  • Waligorska, Magdalena (2013). Klezmer’s afterlife: an ethnography of the Jewish music revival in Poland and Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


  • Cravitz, Ilana. (2008). Klezmer fiddle: A how-to guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press (with accompanying CD). [publisher info]
  • Horowitz, Joshua (2001). The ultimate klezmer. Cedarhurst, NY.: Tara Publications.
  • Huws Jones, Edward (undated). The klezmer fiddler: Jewish music of celebration. London: Boosey and Hawkes.
  • Paternak, Velvel (2001). The big klezmer fake book. Cedarhurst, NY.: Tara Publications.
  • Phillips, Stacey (1996). Klezmer collection for C instruments [also available for Bb instruments]. Pacific MO.: Mel Bay Publications.
  • Sapoznik, Henry (1987). The Compleat Klezmer. Cedarhurst, NY.: Tara Publications.

Manchester Jewry

  • Williams, Bill (1976/1985). The making of Manchester Jewry 1740-1875. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Williams, Bill (2008). Jewish Manchester: an illustrated history. Derby: Breedon Books.


  • Aleichem, Slalom (1888 first published; 1913 first English translation; 2008 currently available English translation). Stempenyu: a Jewish romance (translated by Hannah Berman). New York: Plymouth House Publishing.
  • Goldman, M. (dir.)(1988). A Jumpin; Night in the Garden of Eden (1988). Documentary on the klezmer revival context in the US in the late 1980s. [video clip] [film details]
  • Gottlieb, Jack (2004). Funny, it doesn’t sound Jewish – how Yiddish songs and synagogue melodies influenced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood. New York: State University of New York Press.
  • Sfar, Joann (2005). Klezmer (Book One: Tales of the Wild West). (translated by Alexis Siegel). London & New York: First Second.