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Sue Zizza

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The Witches of Lublin (58:30)
From: Sue Zizza

(this 58:30 program is the final version) Lublin, Poland, 1797: While they prepare for Passover, a family of Jewish women klezmer musicians struggles for survival, but when ...
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01 Shtayn Gart's (09:55)
From: Sue Zizza

This lively dance is a bulgar. It is exactly the sort of music one would hear at one of the market fairs held in Easter Europe during the late 1700s. While the customers and ...
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02 Sofia's Song (03:44)
From: Sue Zizza

In the audio drama “The Witches of Lublin,” Sofia is a teenaged girl in love – all that matters to her is that the object of her affection shares her feelings. In this ...
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03 Simkes Hanefesh (03:53)
From: Sue Zizza

This is a more spiritual tune. In 18th Century Poland, the Jewish mystic philosophy of Khasidism was born. The Khasidim believed that singing songs while praying, ...
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04 Lustig Zayn (05:24)
From: Sue Zizza

Sometimes, klezmer songs borrowed from popular folk melodies. “Lustig Zayn”, also known as “My Yofes” came from Polish peasants. But the more klezmers played this melody, ...