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ADOLPHE: Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering / Mikhoels the Wise (excerpt)


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ADOLPHE: Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering / Mikhoels the Wise (excerpt)

Jewish poetry dating back to the time of the Spanish expulsion (1492) is transformed by composer Bruce Adolphe into a captivating song cycle for soprano, guitar, and French horn that revels in Ladino-inspired melodies, exotic new instrumental timbres, and astonishing virtuosity. A complete scene from the opera Mikhoels the Wise includes the haunting “Lullaby of Birobidzhan.” Out of the Whirlwind recalls the unforgettable poetry and songs written by members of the Jewish resistance during World War II, as well as by other victims of the Holocaust.

Adolphe, Bruce

  Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering
1.   Introduction: I. Noches, noches 00:05:01
2.   II. Avrix mi galanica 00:03:45
3.   III. El mi querido 00:02:06
4.   IV. Camini por altas torres 00:02:18
5.   V. La rosa enflorece 00:04:12
6.   VI. Alta, alta, va la luna 00:08:15

Adolphe, Bruce
Gordon, Mel, lyricist(s)

  Mikhoels the Wise, Act I, Scene 4: A Train Station in Birobidzhan at Midnight
7.   Mikhoels the Wise, Act I, Scene 4: A Train Station in Birobidzhan at Midnight 00:20:49

Adolphe, Bruce
Gorovets, Emil / Glik, Hirsh / Gebirtig, Mordecai / Kaplan, Peysakh, lyricist(s)

  Out of the Whirlwind
8.   I. Es brent 00:03:43
9.   II. Mayn mame hot gevolt zayn af mayn khasene 00:06:48
10.   III. Treblinka 00:04:04
11.   IV. Rivkele, di shabesdike 00:03:26
12.   V. Shtil di nakht 00:04:57
13.   VI. Ani ma'amin 00:05:29

Total Playing Time: 01:14:53

Adolphe, Bruce

Gebirtig, Mordecai; Glik, Hirsh; Gordon, Mel; Gorovets, Emil; Kaplan, Peysakh

Schwarz, Gerard; Winther, Rodney

College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Aler, John; Fisk, Eliot; Jolley, David; Mills, Erie; Pancella, Phyllis; Shelton, Lucy; Watson, Nathaniel

Label: Naxos

Series: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559413

Barcode: 0636943941324

Boxset: NMIL51

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Physical Release: 01/2004

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