Fiddler on the Roof

Ben Sayevich, professor of music at the University of Kansas, speaks the unfamiliar terms and names from the play. He was interviewed by Paul Meier, IDEA’s founder and director.   Meier’s show-specific accent coaching CDs for Fiddler on the Roof, one CD per character, are available from Paul Meier Dialect Services, while his Russian and Yiddish accent instruction eBooks are also available.


The pronunciation of the following names and terms are given on this recording:

PEOPLE NAMES:

TEVYE, YENTE, AVRAM, RUCHEL, REB NAHUM, SHPRINTZE, GOLDE, HODEL, BIELKE, TZEITEL, CHAVA (CHAVALEH), MOTEL KAMZOIL, LAZAR WOLF, MORDCHA, MENDEL, PERCHIK, FYEDKA, LABAN, JACOB, LEAH, RACHEL, FRUMA-SARAH MORDECAI, SHANDEL, YUSSEL, SASHA, HEINRICH HEINE (Jewish author), RIFKA, ABRAHAM, MOSES, JOSEPH, AARON, ABRAM

 

PLACE NAMES:

SIBERIA, ANATEVKA, CRACOW, ODESSA, RAJANKA, KIEV, YISROEL, MOSCOW, ZOLODIN, PETROGRAD, RABALEVKA, WARSAW

 

TERMS AND IDIOMS:

SABBATH, L’CHAIM, MAZELTOV, ZACHAVA ZDAROVIA, POGROM, YESHIVA

 

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