Composers & Musicians

October 19, 2021

Interview with Nahma Sandrow, translator and editor

Joel Berkowitz and Nahma Sandrow in conversation about her new anthology, Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance.
April 12, 2021

Why Wikidata is Good for Yiddish Theatre Research

Part two of two on how the digital humanities can inspire the world of Yiddish theatre.
July 2, 2020

Interview: Filmmaker Alejandro Vagnenkos on the Buenos Aires Yiddish Legend Jevel Katz

Patricial Nuriel interviews Alejandro Vagnenkos about his documentary Jevel Katz y sus paisanos.
February 13, 2020

Interview with Joshua Horowitz on the Orchestration of Bas-Sheve

In February 2019, Josh Horowitz was sent the manuscript of Henekh Kon’s piano and vocal score of the only known pre-Holocaust Yiddish opera, Bas-Sheve.
January 23, 2020

Interview: Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin on Their Film Score for The Ancient Law

Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin on scoring a Weimar-era film about a backwoods Jewish boy whose talent leads him to show business success and possible romance with a well-placed Gentile woman.
April 15, 2019

The World of Sara Levy

Sara Levy studied with Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, son of J. S. Bach, and became an accomplished keyboardist. She also supported a Jewish orphanage in Berlin and was a known salon hostess.