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CONCERTI DI CANTO > Livello 214

VAI 4540 Regina Resnik Presents Colors of the Diaspora

Program 1: The American Jewish Composers in Classical Song
• A Dudele (A Little Song) – Arr. Leo Low / Text and music: attrib. Reb Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev
• Sabbath Song – A.W. Binder / Text: Traditional, liturgy
• Hath not a Jew eyes? The Merchant of Venice, Act II – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Text: Shakespeare (First U.S. Performance; first recording)
• A Petition to the Governor – John Corigliano / Text: William M. Hoffman (World Premiere; first recording)
• Kol Kara (A Voice Called) – Max Helfman / Poetry: Hannah Senesh
• Cantare from Sh’ma – Simon Sargon / Poetry: Primo Levi (World Premiere, piano version; first recording)
• Cartload of Shoes – Ronald Senator / Poetry: Abraham Sutzkever (World Premiere, piano version; first recording)
• Jeremiah on 9/11 – Jack Gottlieb / Text: Jeremiah I 1:2 and the composer (World Premiere, first recording)
• Bread Duet Gimpel the Fool, Act II – David Schiff / Libretto by Isaac Bashevis Singer, based on his story
• Rozhinkes mit Mandlen (Raisins with Almonds) Shulamith – Abraham Goldfaden / Text by the composer
• Thirst Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey – Seymour Barab / Text by the composer (World Premiere, first recording)

Program II: Covert or Convert
• K’Mosheh (Like Moses) (excerpt) – Obadiah the Norman Proselyte (11th-12th centuries)
• Desde hoy la mi madre (From this day on, Mother) – Liliana Treves Alcalay / Poetry: Traditional (First U.S. performance)
• Kadosh (Holy) – Liliana Treves Alcalay / Poetry: Traditional (First U.S. performance)
• Bendigamos (Let us bless God) – Liliana Treves Alcalay / Poetry: Traditional (First U.S. performance)
• Noches, Noches (Nights, Nights) – Arr. Richard J. Neumann / Poetry: Traditional
• Lord God of Abraham Elijah – Felix Mendelssohn / English text by William Bartholomew
• Judah’s Prayer The Maccabees, Act IIIl – Anton Rubinstein (First U.S. performance; first recording)
• Psalm 42 – Otto Klemperer (First recording)
• Lullaby – Arr. Gideon Klein / Poem by Emanuel Harussi
• The Little Birch Tree (Beryoskele) – Arr. Viktor Ullmann / Text: Traditional
• I’m a girl … but not so young (A Maydl in die Yor’n) – Arr. Viktor Ullmann / Text: Traditional
• Catherine – Aldo Finzi / Poem by the composer (First U.S. Performance)
• Shield of our Ancestors (Mogayn Ovos) – Zygmunt Schul / Text: Liturgy

Program III: Crossing All Boundaries (Non-Jewish Composers, Jewish Themes)
• Kaddish from Deux Mélodies Hébraïques – Maurice Ravel / Text: Liturgy, traditional
• The Eternal Enigma (L’Enigme Eternelle) from Deux Mélodies Hébraïques – Maurice Ravel / Text: Liturgy, traditional
• Meyerke, my son (Chanson Hébraïque) from Quatre Chansons Populaires  – Maurice Ravel / Text: Liturgy, traditional
• Letter to Warsaw (Selections): Jew / An Ordinary Day – Moving Day – Kaddish – Thomas Pasatieri / Poetry: Pola Braun; English version: Barbara Milewski (New York premiere)
• Hope for Israel from Prince Kholmsky – Mikhail Glinka / Poetry: Nestor Kukolnik
• Hebrew Melody: Open the door, my beloved – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov / Poetry: Lev Alexandrovich Mey
• Hebrew Melody: My soul is dark – Mili Balakirev / Poetry: Lord Byron; Russian version: Mikhail Lermontov
• Rachel’s Dream from Prince Kholmsky – Mikhail Glinka / Poetry: Nestor Kukolnik
• Serenade (Ständchen) – Franz Schubert / Yiddish text: Moshe Leib Halpern
• Elegy (Élégie) – Jules Massenet
• From Jewish Folk Poetry (Selections): Lament for a Dead Infant / Papa! Bring us Dinner! / Lullaby / Warning / The Deserted Father / Winter / Happiness – Dmitri Shostakovich / Russian texts: Moyshe Beregovsky & Yuri Matveyevich Sokolov

Regina Resnik - Narrator
Roslyn Jhunever Barak, Katherine Whyte, Darynn Zimmer - Sopranos
Audrey Babcock - Mezzo-soprano
Michael Philip Davis, Alex Richardson - Tenors
Charles Robert Stephens - Baritone
Vlad Iftinca, Miloš Repický - Piano
Annaliesa Place - Violin
David Leisner - Guitar

Directed by Regina Resnik
Conceived and Written by Michael Philip Davis

1 DVD NTSC COLORE 198'

 
 
 
 
 
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