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News and Events from YIVO

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Registration still open for YIVO Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization — Deadline Extended Through December 31!
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Poets as Smugglers: Sutzkever, Kaczerginski, and How the Remnants of the YIVO Archive Reached New York 

Monday, January 5 | 6:30pm | Location: YIVO Institute YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization Keynote Address (more…)

Entering its third decade, the Klezmatics have made klezmer a household sound

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Entering its third decade, the Klezmatics have made klezmer a household sound By Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel on December 17, 2014.

Tracing Rebel Roots of a Guthrie Hanukkah Song

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Tracing Rebel Roots of a Guthrie Hanukkah Song By J.J. Goldberg on the Forward Mobile website on December 16, 2014..

Click Here to Read: The Woody Guthrie Centenary Category on this website

British and German youth orchestras celebrate 100 years of jazz

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: British and German youth orchestras celebrate 100 years of jazz By Barbara Slaughter on the World Socialist Web Site on December 11, 2014.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra of the UK and the Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany performing

Today is anniversary of Jim Halls birthday

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Departed Friends and Some of Their Disciples on this website.

Click Here to Read: Blue Note’s Jim Hall tribute show really a missing-man formation for guitar giant on this website.

Click Here to Read: In Memorial Jim Hall 1930-2013 on this website.

Click Here to Read: Jazz Master Jim Hall, 1930-2013 on this website.

When Freud Showed Up In German Lieder

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Listen to:  When Freud Showed Up In German Lieder by Tablet Magazine Website.

Lieder Of The Pack: ‘Art Song on the Couch,’ inspired by the edginess of Freud’s Vienna, features music by Mahler, Schoenberg and Strauss

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Lieder Of The Pack: ‘Art Song on the Couch,’ inspired by the edginess of Freud’s Vienna, features music by Mahler, Schoenberg and Strauss by George Robinson on The Jewish Week website on October 4, 2014.

Sometime a song is just a song,  Mahler, left and Freud, Wikimedia Commons.

The Gold Mine by Kelsey Waldon: Life, more or less

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Click here to Read: The Gold Mine by Kelsey Waldon: Life, more or less By Dylan Lubao on the World Socialist Web Site on October 16, 2014.

Kelsey Waldon [Credit: Tim Duggan]

Strumming along with Dylan and Seeger

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Strumming along with Dylan and Seeger By Robert E. Cohen on the Paint the Culture Rad Website.

Gil Turner, Happy Traum, Delores Dixon, Bob Cohen

Where the Hell is Matt

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Click Here to View:  Where the Hell is Matt on YouTube.

ART SONG ON THE COUCH

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  NYFOS Opens Its Mainstage Series with ART SONG ON THE COUCH on the Classical World.com website on October 6, 2014.

Letters to Afar: An Installation

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Letters to Afar:  An Installation by Peter Forgacs and the Kleimatics Sponsored by YIVO and  the Museum of the City of New York at the Museum of the City of New York on October 20, 2014.

Departed Friends and Some of Their Disciples

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Departed Friends and Some of Their Disciples New releases by Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, and Bill Frisell in The New York Times on October 3, 2014.

Charlie Haden, left, and Jim Hall at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1990. CreditJan Thijs

Art Song On the Couch: Lieder in Freud’s Vienna

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Art Song On the Couch: Lieder in Freud’s Vienna
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8 pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center (129 W. 67th, NYC)
Janai Brugger, soprano; John Brancy, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists

In the early years of the 20th century German Lieder took on a new psychological and musical complexity: Gustav Mahler had a life-changing encounter with Sigmund Freud; Richard Strauss’s Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare’s heroine into the analyst’s office; and German art song entered a new Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Music by Wolf, Mahler, Schoenberg, Strauss, and others. (more…)

Mozart and Freud Visit New York City with CFS

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Save the Date! MOZART and FREUD VISIT NEW YORK CITY
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm, Collation to follow

This one act play, written by Julie Jaffee Nagel is a conversation between Mozart and Freud discussing Freud’s disclaimers about music and Mozart’s counterclaim that he could only express himself through music. These two icons engage in a lively discussion about their feelings regarding music and psychoanalysis. Specifically we learn about Mozart and some of the dynamics that contributed to his great piano Sonata, K 310 in A Minor. Following Freud and Mozart’s discussion, the entire Sonata will be performed by Louis Nagel. (more…)

Leonard Bernstein: A New Look at His Rise, His Foibles, and His Impact on Music History

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  MUSIC:  Leonard Bernstein: A New Look at His Rise, His Foibles, and His Impact on Music History The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal. By Yale University Press on the Tablet Website on September 15, 2014.

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Willie Nelson’s Band of Brothers: A songwriter returns

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Willie Nelson’s Band of Brothers: A songwriter returns By Hiram Lee on The World Socialist Web Site on September 2, 2014.

YIVO News

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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2014 Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in
Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture
Public Events

Yiddshland

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 5:30pm
“The Capital of Yiddishland”:
YIVO and its Relationship to Vilna
Podbrodzer Lecture

Cecile Kuznitz, Bard College (more…)

His Renaissance on Record

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  His Renaissance on Record by Tom Nolan in The Wall Street Journal on May 26, 2014.

A new nine-disc boxed set documents Louis Armstrong’s resurgence with his ‘All Stars’ band. © Bettmann/CORBIS

Götterdämmerung: Suicide Music and the National Self as Enemy

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Götterdämmerung: Suicide Music and the National Self as Enemy by Panayiotis Demopoulos on the Library of Social Sciences website.

Click  Here to buy and listen to excerpts from :  Nuages  by Panayiotis Demopoulos.

Click Here to Buy:  This album on ITunes