DURATION: 4 minutes
'Klezmorim' refers to the collective group of professional performers that specialise in Klezmer music. Often all of the parts are virtuoso in nature, and are similar to that of the concertino in western classical music. Klezmer musicis easily identifiable by its characteristic expressive melodies, reminiscent of the human voice, complete with laughing and weeping. Various musical styles influenced traditional klezmer music.
Perhaps the strongest and most enduring is Romanian music. Klezmer musicians heard and adapted traditional Romanian music, which is reflected in the dance forms found throughout surviving klezmer music repertoire (e.g., Horas, Doinas, Sirbas, and Bulgars). The Clarinet is featured frequently in this genre, and often a featured soloist in many reproductions or pastiches of Klezmer music, possessing all the necessary technical capabilities, mixed with a number of possibilities to produce the human voice-like characteristics which are so essential to this style of music.