Pleskun (LKT)

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Pleskun.” Beregovski/Goldin 1987, #198-202. (Musical notation included). 

“Alongside of literal transfers of Ukrainian kozachoks and hopaks, the klezmer repertoire also contained more or less modified ones and even freely transformed versions. The Jewish dance pleskun takes its name from the Ukrainian pleskach, but the music of these dances is different. ‘In the klezmer repertoire,’ Beregovski writes, ‘we find a number of Ukrainian folk songs which were reworked for solo instrument (most often for violin).” Goldin 1989, p. 15