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SCHIFF, D.: Gimpel the Fool

Composer(s)Schiff, David
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue 8.669010-11
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 13.98
 

  Booklet / liner notes available
 


Gimpel the Fool is a setting of the story by Polish-born American Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991). In the words of the composer, also of Polish descent, “it turned out to be world full of spirits and demons, as well as a world inseparable from Judaism”. The opera was given its first performance in November 1975 at Hebrew Union College in New York as a version for singers and piano. It was subsequently orchestrated and the full version is heard on this recording. David Schiff was born in New York City in 1945. He studied composition with Ursula Mamlok at the Manhattan School of Music and with Elliott Carter at the Juilliard School, and is the author of books on the music of Elliott Carter and George Gershwin. Since 1980 Schiff

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SCHIFF, D.: Gimpel the Fool 1:39:06   
DISC 1
  Gimpel the Fool              
      Act I: Overture: We are here to tell you the tale of Gimpel (Badkhen) 2:29    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Let us begin, at the ending (Badkhen, Elka, Gimpel), "Elka's Death-Bed Scene" 4:23    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: So Elka deceived me, and I just believed her (Gimpel, Badkhen, Townspeople), "Gimpel's Monologue" 4:03    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Once we saw how easy it was to fool Gimpel… (Badkhen, Townspeople, Gimpel) 9:38    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act I: Gimpel was so confused… (Badkhen, Rabbi), "The Rabbi's Advice" 1:56    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: But even the Rabbi's ugly daughter… (Badkhen, Rabbi's Daughter, Rabbi, Gimpel) 1:09    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Matchmaking for Gimpel! (Badkhen) - Little March 1:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: So that's the one! (Elka, Gimpel, Badkhen, Rabbi) 5:01    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act I: The wedding ceremony took place… (Badkhen) - Little March (reprise) 1:09    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Mi adir al hakol… (Rabbi) 2:00    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: O echod mi yodeya? (Badkhen, Townspeople, Rabbi), "Badkhen's Song" 4:45    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Akhas asor, yom la khoidesh adar… (Rabbi, Badkhen), "The Wedding Contract" 1:01    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: All day long I watch the clouds (Yetta, Wolf-Leib), "The Wedding Song" 4:47    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Sameyakh tesamakh reyim hahuvim (Rabbi) 0:59    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: It was a black moment for Gimpel (Badkhen, Gimpel) 4:13    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Mazel Tov (all) 2:18    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Elka, don't leave your new husband… (Gimpel, Elka, Badkhen) 1:49    0.99   Add to cart  
DISC 2
  Gimpel the Fool              
      Act II: Four months after the wedding…, (Badkhen, Gimpel, Elka, Rabbi) - Lullaby 4:10    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: But what was the connection between Elka and Eve? (Badkhen) - Pantomime 1:44    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: Out of love to my wife… (Gimpel), "Bread Song" 3:35    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: Night Music 2:26    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: O I forgot to tell you about my goat (Gimpel, Goat) - Where is the lad? (Gimpel, Elka) 2:09    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: May all the dreams I've dreamed tonight… (Elka, Townspeople, Gimpel), "Elka's Gevalt" 1:31    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: Gimpel had no choice… (Badkhen, Gimpel, Townspeople, Elka, Rabbi), "The Divorce" 3:03    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: I should have gotten angry (Gimpel, Badkhen), "Gimpel's Second Monologue" 1:30    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: Little March (reprise) - Gimpel, you're not fair to Elka (Townspeople, Gimpel, Rabbi) 2:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: And if Maimonides says it's kosher! (Gimpel, Badkhen) - Pantomime - Now listen Gimpel… (Elka, Gimpel), "Elka's Death-Bed Scene" (continued) 2:59    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: One night as he lay asleep in the bakery… (Badkhen, Evil One, Gimpel) 5:02    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act II: Gimpel, what have you done now? (Elka's Ghost, Gimpel) 4:24    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: Finale: Heeding Elka's words, Gimpel dug a hole in the ground… (Badkhen, Gimpel, Townspeople, Boy) 4:32    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: Finale (continued): You always tell the same stories (Boy, Gimpel, Elka, Badkhen) 6:10    1.59   Add to cart  
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