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Dave Tarras: The King of Klezmer


Dave Tarras: The King of Klezmer tells the story of Ukrainian musician Dave Tarras (1897-1989) and his crucial role in the creation of a unique style of Jewish klezmer music in America. From his early life in the shtetl of Ternivka to his immigration to the United States in 1920 and subsequent rise to fame, this biography provides an in-depth examination of Tarras’s career, featuring photographs, letters, and accounts from family members and friends. Learn how Terras made a name for himself as one of the world’s best clarinetists and taught his technique to acclaimed musicians such as Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Written by prominent klezmer musician and researcher Yale Strom, Dave Tarras: The King of Klezmer is a touching tribute to the life and art of a prolific figure in the world of Jewish music.
Publisher ‏ : ‎ OR-TAV Music Publications (August 1, 2010)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 128 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9655050556
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9655050554
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.4 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.29 x 11 inches
Narrative Type : Nonfiction


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