Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:54:27 -0500
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Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:50:00 -0500Today we will look at theater music and popular songs from the American Yiddish tradition. From love songs and slices of life to nostalgic and sentimental favorites, this music captured the experience of Yiddish-speaking Americans in the early 20th century.
Fri, 17 Mar 2006 09:09:00 -0500The continuation of this program brings to life an extraordinary episode in music history: the Genesis Suite with Biblically-inspired movements by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and five Jewish composers, in its first modern recording. Also heard: excerpts from Kurt Weill's legendary work, The Eternal Road.
Fri, 20 Jan 2006 10:43:27 -0500This program brings to life an extraordinary episode in music history: the Genesis Suite with Biblically-inspired movements by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and five Jewish composers, in its first modern recording. Also heard: excerpts from Kurt Weill's legendary work, The Eternal Road.
Wed, 14 Dec 2005 09:14:00 -0500Leonard Nimoy further explores concertos by American Jewish composers, focusing on the music of Sholom Secunda and Jacob Weinberg.
Thu, 17 Nov 2005 10:27:40 -0500The powerful Violin Concerto No. 1 by Joseph Achron is the major work on this program, in a performance by Elmar Oliveira with the Berlin Radio Orchestra conducted by Joseph Silverstein. Also included, a rediscovered piano concerto by Jacob Weinberg, and a viola concerto by the contemporary composer Paul Schoenfield.
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:00:15 -0500Leonard Nimoy continues his exploration of American Jewish music, featuring the compositions of Yehudi Wyner and Joseph Rumshinsky.
Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:54:27 -0500This overview includes musical highlights representing the broad range of the entire series. It features an interview with philanthropist Lowell Milken, who created the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music, as well as musical insights by the series' commentators: Seattle Symphony Music Director Gerard Schwarz and Dr. Neil Levin of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.