Diana Cohen; Dovid Braun, Shane Baker: #Beyle100

Diana Cohen; Dovid Braun, Shane Baker: #Beyle100

Show notes

  1. Meet Diana Cohen (a/k/a Dina Godiner). She is the first cousin of a famous journalist, the late Daniel Schorr. She's also the first cousin of a not-so-famous violinist, the late Semyon Godiner. In 2008, Diana and Daniel had not met nor heard of their cousin, who grew up in the former Soviet Union and was now living in Israel. The Yiddish Voice got them together! How? Well, to find out, listen to that amazing story, told by Dina, and find out more about her interesting life. You'll also hear some of Semyon's voice and music, as well as an excerpt from Daniel Schorr's historic journalistic coup: interviewing Nikita Khrushchev! To hear even more from Dina (in English), here's her Wexler oral history video: https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/collections/oral-histories/interviews/woh-fi-0000320/diana-cohen-2012
  2. #Beyle100: Dovid Braun and Shane Baker discuss their connections, as two of the dozens of participants, to the upcoming international online concert Beyle 100, celebrating a century of the Yiddish songs, poetry, and artistic vision of the late Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Sunday Aug 9, 2020 at 1:30pm (New York time). For info, and to register to watch it live on Zoom, go here: yivo.org/beyle100


  • Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman: Zumerteg, words and music by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, musical arrangement by Binyumen Schaechter, violin accompaniment by Alicia Svigals, guitar accompaniment by Meyshke Alpert
  • Janet Leuchter and Meyshke Alpert: Harbstlid, words and music by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, musical arrangement and piano accompaniment by Binyumen Schaechter
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

Air Date: August 5, 2020



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