Rubin & Horowitz - Bessarabian Symphony
Early Jewish Instrumental Music
Jewish Music Series
Joel Rubin: clarinet in c, tsimble / Joshua Horowitz: button accordion, tsimble
The American klezmer duo Rubin & Horowitz bring to life a world of sound that we thought was lost. They conjure up a kaleidoscope of colors that reflect the original beauty of the instrumental music for weddings and festivals of the eastern European shtetl. The ancient art of ornamentation and the repertoire of the Jewish music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries comes to life in the hands of these two congenial virtuosos. The instruments the musicians use are also authentic: the clarinet in C is combined with the tsimbl (Jewish dulcimer), which is rarely heard today, and the archaic sounds of a button accordion from 1889.