Staged concert based on Miksa Eisikovits's collection of Hassidic music (1937-1938)
Living and working in Transylvania, composer, folk musicologist and educator Mihály Miksa Eisikovits (1908-1983) was a seminal personality in the cultural life of Romania. His collection work in the field of Transylvanian Jewish musical folklore made valuable contributions to the unknown Hasidic tradition.
In the late 1930s, Eisikovits noted down melodies sung by the Hasidic Jews without any technical aid, and since he did not speak Hebrew, Yiddish or Aramaic, he used a phonetic transcription to record the lyrics. Faithful to the music that was noted down, and is now decoded, And the Dead Sing Again brings to life the world of which Eisikovits was one of the last witnesses.
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