Leo Zeitlin: Yiddish Songs, Chamber Music and Declamations

Leo Zeitlin: Yiddish Songs, Chamber Music and Declamations

A member of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in St Petersburg, Leo Zeitlin (1884–1930) was known mainly for Eli Zion, a classic of Jewish art-music. Zeitlin died only seven years after emigrating to New York, still a young man, and his reputation languished until the recent discovery of a trunk full of scores brought his music back to light. This album attempts to remedy decades of neglect, especially for his charismatic Yiddish song-settings for voice, strings and piano. Zeitlin’s powerful declamations – Romantic piano music underscoring spoken Yiddish and Russian poetry – points to a genre that once was popular and is now forgotten.

Musicians of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival: Rachel Calloway, mezzo soprano; Guenko Guechev, baritone and speaker; Daniella Rabbani, speaker; Elisabeth Pridonoff, piano; Luz Manriquez, piano; Dennis O’Boyle, violin; Laura Motchalov, violin; Marylene Gingras-Roy, viola; Isaias Zelkowicz, viola; Aron Zelkowicz, cello

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Catalogue No: TOCC0294
EAN/UPC: 5060113442949
Release Date: 07.08.2015
Composer: Leo Zeitlin
Artists: Daniella Rabbani, Guenko Guechev, Musicians of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Rachel Calloway

Listen To This Recording:

  1. More: dramatic recitation
  2. Reb Nakhmons nign
  3. Tsien zikh khmares oyf, harts mayns: dramatic recitation
  4. Iber di hoyfn
  5. Benk ikh yo, benk ikh nit?: dramatic recitation
  6. Berceuse (A mayse)
  7. Zay, zeyde, mispalel far undz dayne kinder: dramatic recitation
  8. Eli Zion
  9. Ad ono adoynoy
  10. Zog zhe, rebenyu
  12. Eili, Eili for mezzo soprano and string quartet
  13. Wiener Volkslied: Du alter Stefansturm
  14. 6 Yiddish Songs: I Gebet fun rabbi Leyvi-Yitskhok
  15. 6 Yiddish Songs: II Klezmorimlekh
  16. 6 Yiddish Songs: III Der parom
  17. 6 Yiddish Songs: IV Shoyn nito der nekhtn
  18. 6 Yiddish Songs: V Patsh, patsh, kikhelekh
  19. 6 Yiddish Songs: VI Der Kadish fun reb Leyvi-Yitskhok


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