Klezmer Fantazye String Quintet score and parts
The work begins with a bold introduction, which sounds improvisatory in nature. The main section of the piece begins with the first violin playing a theme that sounds detectably Klezmer-like, and the second violin taking it up soon thereafter. After a short pause, the music begins gradually to speed up with a tune borrowed from classical Klezmer repertoire and known as the Odessa Bulgar. This leads to a virtuoso cadenza duet, for the two violins, where the improvisatory nature of the music returns with a vengeance finishing which the Odessa Blugar.