German Goldenshteyn Memorial Orchestra performs the famed clarinetist's best work.
Special To The Jewish Week
The late jazz writer Gene Lees frequently remarked that jazz musicians tended to speak the way they played.
The same seems to have been true of German Goldenshteyn, the great klezmer clarinetist and a man who was a veritable human archive of the rich musical heritage of Bessarabia. Goldenshteyn, who died in 2006, was a Yiddish speaker whose inflections had a lilting, melodic rise and fall and a rhythmic precision not unlike his solos.