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Ainbinder Duo

It was only natural for the duo Polina and Svetlana Ainbinder to sing in Yiddish and foster this Jewish music. Their father often sang Yiddish songs at home, and he did this beautifully. The sisters established the duo in their early twenties while studying at the Tallinn Conservatoire. They performed regularly in Estonia, Lithuania, Moscow and Leningrad.
In the late 1970s the sisters moved to Jerusalem. Since then they have performed regularly across Israel and have toured in the United States, Russia, the Netherlands and Estonia. Apart from Yiddish songs their repertoire includes adaptations of Hebrew songs and Russian romances.

Polina Ainbinder

Polina Ainbinder graduate from Tartu (Estonia) College of Music.
In 1973 Polina won the prestigious second prize in an All Russia competition performing Yiddish repertoire and has recorded with Melodia album of Yiddish songs (4 songs of 16 were published in 1974 as a single). Apart from her singing career Polina Ainbinder was also the leading actress of the Moscow Jewish Drama Group in the early 1970s.

Svetlana Ainbinder

Svetlana Ainbinder graduate from Tallinn Academy of Music

Tate Mame Lieder – Yiddish Songs

Russian Romance in Jerusalem

Plastic single, 1973

Four Yiddish songs by Polina Ainbinder (soprano)

Yiddish songs (plastic single, 1973) cover