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WEILL: Eternal Road (The) (Highlights)


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WEILL: Eternal Road (The) (Highlights)

This world-premiere recording of scenes from Kurt Weill's rediscoverd masterpiece The Eternal Road brings to life a major 20th-century work that was a sensation of the 1937 New York season. Originally conceived as a biblical pageant, a profound music-drama, and a theatrical extravaganza, The Eternal Road combines the legends of timeless Jewish heroes and heroines with all-too-familiar story of persecution in Europe. Set against a richly colored backdrop, Weill's masterful score embodies the passions and aspirations of many dramatic characters in search of their Jewish Destiny.

Weill, Kurt
Werfel, Franz, lyricist(s)

  The Eternal Road (highlights)
1.   Act I, The Patriarchs, Scene 6: Abraham and Isaac 00:02:22
2.   Act I, The Patriarchs, Scene 7: Jacob and the Angel 00:02:27
3.   Act I, The Patriarchs, Scene 8: Jacob and Rachel 00:04:48
4.   Act I, The Patriarchs, Scene 16: The death of Jacob - The Reconciliation of Joseph and his brothers 00:04:08
5.   Act II, Moses, Scene 17: Egypt at the time of Moses' birth 00:07:47
6.   Act II, Moses, Scene 20: The top of Mount Sinai - Moses receives God's Commandments 00:05:09
7.   Act II, Moses, Scene 21: A Beam of Light appears, through which the Voice of God is heard 00:02:12
8.   Act II, Moses, Scene 22: Moses addresses the people 00:03:48
9.   Act II, Moses, Scene 23: Moses gives the Commandments to the People - The death of Moses 00:15:40
10.   Act III, The Kings, Scene 24: Naomi and Ruth 00:04:51
11.   Act III, The Kings, Scene 24 (cont.): Ruth and Boaz 00:05:09
12.   Act IV, The Prophets, Scene 32: Isaiah and Jeremiah 00:03:24
13.   Act IV, The Prophets, Scene 33: The streets of Jerusalem 00:03:14
14.   Act IV, The Prophets, Scene 34: Jeremiah scatters the idols 00:01:24
15.   Act IV, The Prophets, Scenes 35 and 36: Chananiah the false prophet - The mob attacks Jeremiah 00:01:35
16.   Act IV, The Prophets, Scene 40: After the Destruction of Temple 00:04:19

Total Playing Time: 01:12:17

Weill, Kurt

Werfel, Franz

Schwarz, Gerard

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin)

Berlin Radio Children's Choir; Ernst Senff Choir

Brauns, Sigurd; Christopher, Ted; DeNolfo, Ian; Dent, Karl; Hauman, Constance; Maddalena, James; Rearick, Barbara; Rideout, Vale; Roost, Manfred; Wollschlager, Hanna

Label: Naxos

Series: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

Genre: Opera

Catalogue No: 8.559402

Barcode: 0636943940228

Boxset: NMIL51

Physical Release: 10/2004

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