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SFMUSIC DAY

E4TT's Jewish Music & Poetry Project

Friday, January 27, 2016

6:00pm - 7:30pm

A Special International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program

 

 

Photo: Courtesy of Artist

 

Musicians:

Nanette McGuinness, soprano • Dale Tsang, piano • Anne Lerner-Wright, cello

 

 

Performing selections from their award-winning CD, "Surviving: Women's Words, as well as music by composers exiled or killed in the Holocaust.

 

 

Program:

 

Leise murmelt der Regen

Jede Stunde ohne Dich

Wie tobte der Sturm

Hans Winterberg (1901-1991)*

 

Fagy

Levél

Sandor Vandor (1901-1945)*

 

Air for cello and piano

Scherzo

Vandor + Lajos Delej (1923-1945)

 

Mazurkas I-IV

Josima Feldschuh (1929-1942)**

 

Chanson fuer Morgen

2. Nachts

6. Gebet

8. Allerseelen

David Garner (b.1954)*

 

—Intermission—

 

from Sonetti di Petrarca #4

Chanson

Le naufrage

Le Médisant

Naftali Schindler (b. 1982)*

Henriette Bosmans (1895-1952)*

 

Chant Hebraïque

from The Song of Terezin, arr.

The Garden

The Little Mouse

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)+

Franz Waxman (1906-1967)+

 

from Sieben Maerchenbilder, Op. 3

#1: Die verzauberte Prinzessin

#5: Ball beim Maerchenkoenig

Erich Korngold (1897-1957)**

 

Mein blaues Klavier (2015)

1. Gebet

2. Herbst

3. Mein blaues Klavier

Garner+

 

 

*soprano and piano; **piano solo; + cello and piano; ++ trio

 

Works in boldface are on Ensemble for These Times’ critically acclaimed debut CD, “Surviving: Women’s Words” (Centaur Recordings, CRC3490), a Silver Medal winner in the 2016 Global Music Awards.

 

 

 

 

Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) focuses on 20th and 21st century music that is relevant, engaging, original and compelling —that resonates today and will speak to tomorrow—strongly believing in the power of artistic beauty, intelligence, wit, lyricism, and irony to create a deep understanding of our times and the human condition. E4TT's debut CD Surviving: Women's Words has been reviewed at as "...passionate meditations on the Holocaust experience delivered through a unique and highly compelling pair of voices, those of both composer and singer" and as "...compelling, varied and harmonically interesting" music that "creates a dark, contemplative atmosphere.”

 

 

Artist Website

 

Permissions and credits “Scherzo” by Lajos Delej kindly provided by Peter Barsony; “Air” by Sandor Vandor kindly provided by the Institute of Musicology Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest (http://www.zti.hu/zti_uj/index_hu.htm?01. Works by Winterberg kindly provided by Peter Kreitmeir ; works by Feldschuh kindly provided by Teryl Dobbs and Performing the Jewish Archive. “Song Is a Monument” (text by Yala Korwin) is from Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust, Marguerite M. Striar, ed. (Northwestern University Press, 1998). “Nachts,” and “Allerseelen” (text by Mascha Kaléko) are from In meinen Träumen läutet es Sturm published 1977 by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Munich/ Germany.© 1975 rights for composition: Gisela Zoch-Westphal, Zurich/ Switzerland. “Herbstanfang” and “Gebet” (text by Mascha Kaléko) are from Verse für Zeitgenossen. First published 1958 by Rowohlt Berlag, Reinbeck. “Mein blaues Klavier,” “Gebet,” and “Herbst” are from Else Lasker-Schueler, Gesammelte Werke in drei Baenden, Erster Band, ©Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1996. “Surviving: Women's Words” was made possible in part through a grant from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and also through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by the. San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. Ensemble for These Times is honored to be a fiscally sponsored affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.







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