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JEWISH OPERAS, VOL. 1

Composer(s)Ellstein, AbrahamStrassburg, RobertTamkin, David
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue 8.559424
Label / Series Naxos / Milken Archive of American Jewish Music
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Timeless Jewish legends and unforgettable dramatic characters come to life in these opera scenes composed by 20th-century American masters. Ellstein’s The Golem retells the ancient tale of a clay-made creature, brought to life by kabbalistic spells, who ultimately threatens the very people he was intended to serve. Strassburg’s Chelm, a series of vignettes from a “village of fools,” includes a portrayal of a hapless newlywed couple who conduct a hilarious search for an ideal wedding present. Tamkin’s The Dybbuk transforms an age-old story of demon possession into a compelling drama wherein the fate of two star-crossed lovers becomes a mystical allegory for the Jewish People and Israel.


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JEWISH OPERAS, VOL. 1 1:04:13   
  The Golem, Act II: Finale 17:23       
  Chelm: Scenes 2-5          
      Chelm: Scene 2 8:46       
      Chelm: Scene 3 6:47       
      Chelm: Scene 4 6:32       
      Chelm: Scene 5 4:09       
  The Dybbuk (excerpts)          
      Lord of the Earth! (Act I) 5:11       
      Wedding Music 1:37       
      Under the Earth's Surface 2:31       
      Prelude to Act II 3:06       
      Dance of the Beggars 2:07       
      The Song of Israel 6:04       
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