Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman: Song of Autumn - Harbstlid

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Barcode: 58950659 Call Number: V-HEB 124 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 72 min. Date: c2007 System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Yiddish Creator: Directed by Joshua Waletzky Description: In 2005, Yiddish Poet, songwriter, and singer Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's top honor for folk arts, from the National Endowment for the arts. Acclaimed as an unaccompanied ballad singer, she has followed in the footsteps of her mother, Lifshe Schaechter-Widman, a remarkable traditional singer. Forced by war to leave her Czernowitz home, Schaechter Gottesman came to New York with her family in 1951. Since then, she has published poetry collections, children's books, and songs. Several Cds of her songs have been recorded both by herself and by some other artists. Some of these such as "Harbstlid" (Song of Autumn) have become classics in the modern Yiddish song canon. Collection: Language Resource Center