"A Fiddler On The Roof. Sounds crazy no?" These eight words open the first scene, of one of the greatest works of the American musical theater. A show that has captivated the world, since it first opened on Broadway, on September 22, 1964.
This show, set in Eastern Europe in 1905, has always been played by an orchestra of various sizes. But in the village of Anatevka, one would have been listening to a small group of musicians, known as Klezmorim. The Klezmorim were small groups (bands) of musicians who played what we call today, traditional Yiddish (Jewish) music traveling throughout Eastern Europe, playing in villages and cities for various occasions. Producer Stephen M. Pearl of Stage Stars Records, Inc. has re-orchestrated and recorded, a new version of Fiddler on The Roof with a Klezmer Band. This new album features a full cast of actors and actresses singing the songs, with an accompaniment of standard Klezmer instrumentation including Clarinets, Flute, Trumpet, Tuba, Accordion, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and of course, Violin. We hope you enjoy it.
This album has 32 tracks; 1-16 with guide vocals and 17-32 with accompaniment only.