Brave Old World

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Brave Old World is an American and German klezmer band.[1] It formed in 1989. Members hail from the US and Germany. The Washington Post called Brave Old World "the revival's first supergroup. Every player is a virtuoso.” In 1992, the group won first prize at the International Klezmer Festival in Safed, Israel. Clarinetist Joel Rubin was a founding member.

The final[when?] members were:

The group's albums include

  • Klezmer Music (1990; Flying Fish Records)
  • Beyond the Pale (1994; Rounder Records)
  • Blood Oranges (1999; Red House)
  • Bless the Fire (2003, Pinnorekk Musikverlag, Germany)
  • Dus Gezang Fin Geto Lodzh / Song of the Lodz Ghetto (2005; Winter and Winter)
  • Hoffman's Doina (2019, Laurel Records, with solo marimbist Alex Jacobowitz) was released as a single.

The group has also been featured on two albums by violinist Itzhak Perlman.

A DVD "Brave Old World--Live In Concert" (Sun-Street Inc., Toronto, Canada) was released in 2006.


  1. ^ "Artist Biography by Craig Harris". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 April 2022.