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Sub Plans, January 29, 2016

posted Jan 29, 2016, 3:40 AM by Gregg Charest

Performer: Martin Fröst

Song: Let’s Be Happy

Composer: Traditional

Genre: Klezmer

Instrumentation: Clarinet, Chamber Orchestra

Comments: Klezmer music originated in European Jewish communities many centuries ago, but the term “Klezmer,” which refers to the specific genre was coined in the United States in the late 1800’s.  The music is usually performed at celebrations, particularly weddings by musicians called KlezmorimKlezmer is mainly dance music.

Cadenza – An ornamental passage, usually improvised, performed near the end of a song by a soloist. 

Martin Fröst: Let's Be Happy

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