02: KLEZMER DANCE

(Walter Mony, violin / Tomoko Long, piano) • Klezmer Dance is a lively theme and variations on the Russian/Jewish Chassidic folk song, Hulyet, Hulyet Kinderlach! (Play Children, Play!). In the song an old woman is watching a group of young children at play and exhorts them to enjoy themselves while they can because the time “from spring to winter passes by as quickly as the jump of a cat.” Invertible counterpoint, asymmetrical phrase extensions, and some interesting modulations are present.

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