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WYNER: Mirror (The) / Passover Offering / Tants un Maysele


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WYNER: Mirror (The) / Passover Offering / Tants un Maysele

The Mirror, a play by Isaac Bashevis Singer, explores the interior life of a Jewish woman living in a small eastern European town. The surrealistic plot mixes themes of sexual repression and fantasy, presided over by a demon who haunts the woman’s mirror. Yehudi Wyner, one of America’s leading composers, has created evocative music for The Mirror, inspired by various Jewish traditions—from secular folk and religious song to the music of klezmer bands. Wyner’s Suite from The Mirror, his moving Passover Offering, and the folkloreinspired Tants un Maysele (Dance and Little Story) are featured here in world-premiere recordings by acclaimed soloists.

Wyner, Yehudi
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, lyricist(s)

  The Mirror
1.   Demon's Welcome 00:01:15
2.   Home Variations 00:03:21
3.   Wedding Dances 00:04:39
4.   Reading the K'tuba 00:02:09
5.   Incantation 00:02:54
6.   Asmodeus' Court 00:01:19
7.   Invocation of the Jew of Babylon 00:00:36
8.   The Jew of Babylon Appears 00:00:41
9.   Processional: The Jew of Babylon's Mystic Circle 00:01:26
10.   Yenta's Fantasy: Trying On Her Wedding Dress 00:00:45
11.   Yenta's Fantasy: The Wedding Celebration 00:03:22
12.   Flight 00:01:43
13.   March: Wolf and Sheep 00:02:01

Wyner, Yehudi

  Passover Offering
14.   Lento 00:03:58
15.   Energico 00:05:26
16.   Alla Marcia 00:03:03
17.   Grave 00:04:06
18.   Quieto 00:01:44
  Tants un Maysele
19.   Tants 00:05:25
20.   Maysele 00:08:09

Total Playing Time: 00:58:02

Wyner, Yehudi

Singer, Isaac Bashevis

Brown Kirchner, Judi; Creditor, Bruce; Guttmann, James; Kirchner, Matthew; Lalli, Richard; Langham, Jennifer; Meyer, Carol; Schulz, Robert; Stepner, Daniel; Stoltzman, Richard; Taylor, David; Thomas, Ronald; Wincenc, Carol; Wyner, Yehudi

Label: Naxos

Series: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559423

Barcode: 0636943942321

Boxset: NMIL51

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Physical Release: 05/2003

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