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23 March 2022

Press release by Schott Music

New Klezmer Tunes

16 Pieces for Violin

Violin and Piano

Joachim Johow


  • With piano or guitar accompaniment
  • Additional bass part available as free download
  • Includes online audio
  • Part of the Schott World Music series
  • Easy – intermediate level


Inspired by old klezmer melodies, Joachim Johow has written 16 new tunes for violin, reenacting scenes from life in a Jewish town, such as ‘Am Morgen in der Gasse’ [On the Street in the Morning], ‘Auf dem Jahrmarkt’ [At the Fair], ‘Schlittenfahrt’ [Sleigh Ride], ‘Tanz der Großeltern’ [Dance of the Grandparents], ‘Am Abend’ [In the Evening].

With a notated piano accompaniment, additional harmonic symbols and an additional bass part (for free download), you can enjoy playing with a variety of instrumentations. The online audio MP3 pack contains both full and playback versions to aid practising.

New Klezmer Tunes is aimed at those playing at an easy to intermediate level.