Jewish Operas Vol. 2 ()

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This second volume of excerpts from Jewish operas continues Naxos' Milken Archive of American Jewish Music series, and includes selections from two operas based on contemporary literature, and one derived from the Bible. David Schiff's Gimpel the Fool (1974-1985) is based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's most famous story and was originally in Yiddish, but is presented here in an English version. Schiff's eclectic score incorporates Ashkenazi cantorial traditions, as well as klezmer, jazz, and blues influences, and its directness ...

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  1. Gimpel the Fool, opera: Scene 10: Lullaby
  2. Gimpel the Fool, opera: Scene 11: Pantomime
  3. Gimpel the Fool, opera: Scene 11a: Bread Song
  4. Gimpel the Fool, opera: Scene 11b: Night Music
  5. Gimpel the Fool, opera: Scene 11c: Gimpel and the Goat
  6. Gimpel the Fool, opera: Scene 11d: Elka's "Gvald"
  7. Gimpel the Fool, opera: Scene 11e: The Divorce
  8. Gimpel the Fool, opera: Scene 11f: Gimpel's Second Monologue
  9. Lady of the Lake, opera: Scene 5
  10. Lady of the Lake, opera: Interlude
  11. Lady of the Lake, opera: Scene 6
  12. Lady of the Lake, opera: Scene 7
  13. Esther, opera: Act I. Scene 8 (excerpt)
  14. Esther, opera: Act III. Scene 2
  15. Esther, opera: Act III. Scene 10
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Jewish Operas Vol. 2
2006, Naxos

UPC: 636943945025

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