December 16, 2009 8:35 AM   Subscribe

The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band performs a Hannukah Platter Patter. This musical style from a klezmer band shouldn't be too surprising; after all, with productions of Di Yam Galoznim, Di Yidisher Pinafore, and Der Yidddisher Mikado (Danny Kaye and Jerome Robbins appeared in Sylvia Fine's translation), and with translators and adaptors ranging from Miriam Walowit and Sylvia Fine in the 1940s to Al Grand in the present, Gilbert and Sullivan are no strangers to the Yiddish stage.
posted by nonane (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
The first link is bad, but I will say that I had the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band at my wedding oh those many years ago . They were terrific! (though they did not play the Platter Patter)
posted by blahblahblah at 8:44 AM on December 16, 2009

"the profile on my facebook resembles Humpty-Dumpty..." ha!
posted by jessamyn at 8:49 AM on December 16, 2009

I came to the thread for latkes. I smelled latkes.
posted by not_on_display at 11:10 AM on December 16, 2009

A mishegoss! A mishegoss! (Yiddish version of the song "A Paradox" from of Act II of the Pirates of Penzance).
posted by Asparagirl at 1:02 PM on December 16, 2009

I love G&S, and I love the Yiddish versions of their shows. Yay!
posted by ocherdraco at 2:56 PM on December 16, 2009

This combines two of my musical favorites that I don't really (musically) understand - Gilbert & Sullivan and Klezmer. Thus making holiday season '09 not totally useless. Thanks!
posted by smartyboots at 11:31 PM on December 16, 2009

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