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Anthology of Yiddish Folksongs Vol. VI
Anthology of Yiddish Folksongs Vol. VI
The Mark Varshavsky Volume (Hebrew)
Author: Sinai Leichter
Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes Press

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Format: Hard Cover
ISBN 10: 9654933500
ISBN 13: 9789654933506
Catalog Number: 9789654933506
Number of Pages: 260
Year Published: 2002

Description:
Mark Warshavsky was born in Odessa in 1848 and was a poet-composer of many famous Yiddish folksongs. It was Sholom Aleichem who first discovered Warshavsky with whom he often appeared in cultural evenings in Kiev. Like some of the early songs of Gebirtig - Warshavsky's songs too became folksongs, the lyrics and melodies spread like wildfire among the Jewish masses.
The appearance of Warshavsky's Der Alef Beys, or as it quicky became known from its first words Oyfn Pripetchek, caused a real revolution in the minds of orthodox as well as progressive Jews in Eastern Europe.