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Composers of the Holocaust

Ghetto Songs from Warsaw, Vilna, and Terezin and instrumental works by Schulhoff and Haas. Music by composers who died in the Holocaust. Downtown Music Productions: Mimi Stern-Wolfe, artistic director and pianist; Marshall Coid, violin; Bert Lucarelli, oboe, Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-soprano; Robert Abelson, baritone; Downtown Chamber Singers. CD includes a 32-page booklet with photos, bios, texts and translations. Leonarda CD #LE342. Duration: 65:56.

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Composers of (in) the Holocaust

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Musicians
Mordekhai Gebirtig (1877-1942) (Poland)
1. Es Brent (3:21). Piano arr. Lazar Weiner
1. mp3

Robert Abelson, baritone
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Karel Svenk (1907-1945) (Czechoslovakia)
2. Terezín Hymn  (2:32)
2. mp3 Downtown Chamber Singers
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
David Beigelman (1887-1945) (Poland)
3. Tsigaynerlid (4:17).
     Piano arr. Mimi Stern-Wolfe
3a. mp3

3b. mp3
Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-sop.
Robert Abelson, baritone
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Ervin Schulhoff (1894-1942) (Czechoslovakia)
Sonata for Violin and Piano (1924) (17:17)
4. Allegro impetuoso
5. Andante
6. Burlesca: Allegretto
7. Finale: Allegro risoluto
4. mp3

5. mp3

6. mp3
7. mp3
Marshall Coid, violin
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Martin Rosenberg (d.1943) (Germany)
8. Tsen Brider (4:28)
     Piano arr. Mordechai Sheinkman
8. mp3 Robert Abelson, baritone
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Hirsh Glik (words) (1920-1944) (Lithuania)
9. Shtil, di nakht iz oysgeshternt (3:01)
     Piano arr. Mimi Stern-Wolfe
9. mp3 Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-sop.
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Hirsh Glik (words) (1920-1944) (Lithuania)
10. Zog Nit Keynmol (2:28)
      To a popular tune by Dimitri Pokrass
10. mp3 Downtown Chamber Singers
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Gideon Klein (arranger) (1919-1945) (Czechoslovakia)
11. Wiegenlied (2:18); Melody by Shalom Charitonov;
      Words by Emanuel Ha-Russi
11. mp3 Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-sop.
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Pavel Haas (1899-1944) (Czechoslovakia)
Suite for Oboe and Piano (1939) (14:41)
12. Furioso
13. Con fuoco
14. Moderato
12. mp3

13. mp3

14. mp3
Humbert Lucarelli, oboe
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Misha Veksler (1907-1943) (Lithuania)
15. Yisrolik (4:34)
       Words by Leyb Rozenthal (1916-1945)
15. mp3 Robert Abelson, baritone
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Ilse Weber (1903-1944) (Czechoslovakia)
16. Wiegala (2:20). Piano arr. Mimi Stern-Wolfe

16. mp3 Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-sop.
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
Carlo S. Taube (1897-1944) (Czechoslovakia)
17. Ein Jüdisches Kind (2:12)
       Words by Erika Taube (d. 1944)
17. mp3 Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-sop.
Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano

 


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Production: Recording: Musical Producer, editing, and mastering: Marnie Hall. Baritone, violin/piano sonata, and group pieces recorded by David Hancock at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in New York City. Mezzo-soprano and oboe/piano recorded by Marnie Hall at SUNY Purchase (State University of New York). DDD. Cover Drawing: Jennifer Ross, © Jennifer Ross. Graphic Design: Marnie Hall.

Support:This recording is made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional funding provided by The Jack and Belle Alpern Foundation and numerous individuals. Rights: Copyright © Leonarda Productions, Inc. 2000. All rights reserved.

Music Publishers: Schulhoff published by Schott International, represented in the USA by European American Music. Both Haas (published by Tempo Praha in Prague) and Klein (published by Bote & Bock in Berlin) are represented by Boosey & Hawkes in the USA. The songs Tsen Brider and Yisrolik were published in the Harper & Row book Yes, We Sang by Shoshana Kalisch with Barbara Meister. Musical arr. by Mordechai Sheinkman. Now out of print, it is sometimes available at Amazon.


 

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