The first part spotlights one of the most popular musicals of all times –
Fiddler on the Roof. This year Fiddler celebrates its 50th anniversary.
It first opened on Broadway on September 22, 1964 and still has great
appeal around the world. As well as selections from the show, you’ll hear
an interview with Theodore Bikel and a comic take based on the musical by
However the real inspiration for this show came from Stephen Pearl of Stage
Stars Records. The show, which takes place in Eastern Europe in 1905 has normally had an orchestra. However, if you lived in Anatevka you would have been listening to Klezmorim. Therefore Pearl has re orchestrated and recorded new version of Fiddler with a klezmer band using instruments that Klezmer musicians play and a full cast of performers.
The Yiddish portion is inspired by Valentine’s Day which takes place this week.. (true–, it is not a Jewish Holiday). But it a day that celebrates love, which is a subject of universal importance. The first selection is by Winnipeg’s own Jane Enkin from her wonderful new CD of Yiddish Songs entitled Lider Fun Amol – Yiddish Songs we love to sing.
Playlist and featured artists
Sheyn Vi Di Levone – Jane Enkin
Reyzele – Eleanor Reissa
Di Fayerdike Libe – Klezmer and Co.
Vint Fun Berg – Vira Lozinsky
Ikh Zing – Eleanor Reissa
Libe – Mitch Smolkin
Dortn – Abby Rosenblatt
Gib a Kush – Polina Shepherd and Fanfara
Di Sapozhkelekh – Magillah
Listen from 1:30 – 2:30 PM CST
Sunday February 9th/14
CKJS 810 on the AM dial
Onlne at that time at:
Archive File of Fiddler on The Roof show:
Archive File for Yiddish Portion
Complete Yiddish Archive