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Preview: American Jewish Music from the Milken Archives with Leonard Nimoy

American Jewish Music from the Milken Archives with Leonard Nimoy



Leonard Nimoy hosts a 13-part series that celebrates the American Jewish tradition by exploring the extraordinary range of its music. Each program illuminates a major theme reflected in American Jewish music: biblical epics set to music by Kurt Weill and



Published: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:54:27 -0500

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:50:00 -0500

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Episode 4, part 1: Yiddish Music

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:50:00 -0500

Today 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.


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http://www.naxos.com/podcasts/milken_archive_yiddish_music_pt_1.mp3




Episode 3, part 2: Bible Stories

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 09:09:00 -0500

The 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.


Media Files:
http://www.naxos.com/podcasts/milken_archive_bible_stories_pt_2.mp3




Episode 3, part 1: Bible Stories

Fri, 20 Jan 2006 10:43:27 -0500

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.


Media Files:
http://www.naxos.com/podcasts/milken_archive_bible_stories_pt_1.mp3




Episode 2, part 2: Concertos

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 09:14:00 -0500

Leonard Nimoy further explores concertos by American Jewish composers, focusing on the music of Sholom Secunda and Jacob Weinberg.


Media Files:
http://www.naxos.com/podcasts/milken_archive_concertos_pt_2.mp3




Episode 2: Concertos

Thu, 17 Nov 2005 10:27:40 -0500

The 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.


Media Files:
http://www.naxos.com/podcasts/milken_archive_concertos_pt_1.mp3




Episode 1, part 2: Introduction to the Milken Archive, continued

Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:00:15 -0500

Leonard Nimoy continues his exploration of American Jewish music, featuring the compositions of Yehudi Wyner and Joseph Rumshinsky.


Media Files:
http://www.naxos.com/podcasts/milken_archive_introductory_program_pt_2.mp3




Episode 1: Introduction to the Milken Archive

Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:54:27 -0500

This 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.


Media Files:
http://www.naxos.com/podcasts/milken_archive_introductory_program_pt_1.mp3