Klezmer Vibrations in Transylvania

Temporary exhibition

Klezmer Vibrations in Transylvania

Max Eisikovits' field notes


The main subject of the exhibition is the field recordings of Max Eisikovits, composer, musicologist, teacher, collector and exegete of Yiddish folklore in Romania, a key figure in the revival and preservation of the klezmer musical genre in Transylvania.

In the exhibition you can discover:

What is klezmer music, its origins and influences
You will have the opportunity to listen to Jewish songs from Maramureș, collected by Max Eisikovits, and performed by Beth Silver, cellist, and Zoe Aqua, violinist
You will see old paintings of Transylvanian Jewish musicians, paintings by the artists Jándi Dávid and Béla Iványi Grünwald

Eisikovits travelled to Jewish settlements in the Maramureș region of Transylvania to collect songs from the Hasidic population (Hasidism is a religious movement in Judaism that was founded in Poland in 1736 by Israel ben Eliezer) in the area. Today, his field notes are a unique documentation of the musical traditions of this culture.


The exhibition can be visited free of charge from December the 10th 2023 to February the 29th 2024, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00 (last entrance at 17:30), at Muzeon, 3 Virgil Fulicea Street, Cluj-Napoca.

Tuesday ‒ Sunday: 10am ‒ 06pm
Monday: Closed

Adults: 29 lei (6 €)
Children & Students (up to the age of 26): 19 lei (4 €)
Persons over 65: 15 lei (3 €)
Omnipass Card: 15 lei (3 €)
Members of the Cluj Jewish Community: Free

3 Virgil Fulicea Street
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
(+40) 364 100 472
(+40) 364 153 654