The many facets of Jerry Silverman’s musical background (including a Master’s Degree in Musicology) and experience combine to make him one of America’s outstanding folksingers, guitar teachers and most prolific authors of music books. He has published over 200 books, which have sold in the millions, including folk song collections, anthologies and method books for guitar, banjo and fiddle. He has taught hundreds and hundreds of people, young and old, the joys of making music on the guitar. He has performed in folksong concerts at schools, universities and concert halls in the U.S. and abroad.
Among his best-selling books are “The Folk Song Encyclopedia” (a two-volume compilation of over 1,000 folk songs; words, music and guitar chords), “Ballads and Songs of the Civil War” (piano-vocal w/guitar chords), “The Guitar Player’s Guide and Almanac” (a combined method book and survey of musical, technical and anecdotal information), “Of Thee I Sing” (patriotic American songs from the Revolutionary War to the present), "The Baseball Songbook" and “The Undying Flame: Ballads and Songs of the Holocaust.”
He has utilized his extensive musicological and linguistic expertise in compiling and editing “The Undying Flame: Ballads & Songs of the Holocaust,” a major work in the field of Holocaust scholarship, which contains 110 songs in 16 languages - Yiddish, German, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, Ladino, Serbo-Croatian, Greek, Norwegian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Hungarian and English. The songs include the works of concentration camp prisoners and inhabitants of the ghettos of Eastern Europe as well anti-Fascist anthems inspired by the Spanish Civil War, Red Army songs and songs of Resistance fighters. Jerry Silverman’s concert/lecture program based on the material in “The Undying Flame” presents many of these rare and moving songs for the first time ever. A CD of 14 songs is included with the book.
Jerry Silverman, Holocaust Ballads and Songs
Campus LifeJanuary 21st, 2013 at 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Gibson Theatre
Open to the Public: Yes
Announced on: January 1st, 2013
Jade Williams '11 - phone: (607) 735-1853 - email: email@example.com