[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--A Yiddish Winterreise/Di Sheyne Milnerin - American tour details

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
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Feb. 3, 2011

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From: Yiddish Winterreise <yiddishwinterreise at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 9:33 AM
Subject: A Yiddish Winterreise/Di Sheyne Milnerin - American tour details, 
February 2011 To: yiddishwinterreise at gmail.com

'A Yiddish Winterreise' Mark Glanville (Bass-Baritone) Alexander Knapp 
(Piano) 7.30, 10 February at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC 

'Di Sheyne Milnerin - A Yiddish 'Die Schne Mllerin' Mark Glanville 
(Bass-Baritone) Alexander Knapp (Piano) 7.30, 14 February at Symphony 
Space NY NY 

'A Yiddish Winterreise' Mark Glanville (Bass-Baritone) Alexander Knapp 
(Piano) 7.30, 16 February at Symphony Space NY NY 

'A Yiddish Winterreise' Mark Glanville (Bass-Baritone) Alexander Knapp 
(Piano) 3.00, 20 February at the Chicago Cultural Center

* Two new cycles, forged by Mark Glanville out of songs from the 
traditional Yiddish repertoire, many in Alexander Knapp's sensitive, 
original arrangements, taking Yiddish folk songs and turning them into 
classic German Lieder, without stripping them of their original identity 
and beauty.

* Schubert's classic love poet is re-imagined - in 'A Yiddish Winterreise' 
as a Yiddish wedding singer fleeing the burning city of Vilna, in 'Di 
Sheyne Milnerin' as an old Jewish miller enamoured of and rejected by the 
beautiful miller girl, Reyzele.

* The songs celebrate the richness of Jewish life and culture with love 
and humour while exploring the depths of Jewish tragedy and the loss of a 
monumental European Jewish civilization.

* For further information and a copy of the CD of 'A Yiddish Winterreise' 
released on the Naxos label, please respond to: 
yiddishwinterreise at gmail.com


"The 24-song cycle of Yiddish folk songs, popular songs and art songs - 
half of them arranged by the superb pianist Alexander Knapp, an expert on 
Jewish music - was first performed on Holocaust Memorial Day
2007. This journey lasts a potentially gruelling 80 minutes and Glanville 
was masterly in sustaining its technical and emotional demands." Yehuda 
Shapiro in Opera Now

"An admirably restrained and novel exploration of Yiddish song." John 
Steane in The Gramophone

"This is profoundly beautiful music, worthy of the high accolades that are 
starting to stream in. You owe it to both yourself and your heritage to 
hear it." Charlie Bertsch in Zeek Magazine

"For once, the clich is appropriate: this was a performance to remember 
for a lifetime." Raymond Fischer in Westminster Quarterly

"There was a particularly high level of emotional engagement for the 
audience, with a little laughter at Hot a yid a vaybele, stunned silence 
at the harrowing Un a yingele vet zey firn, and not a few tears shed 
during the final Kaddish." Carla Finesilver in Opera Britannia


-- www.yiddishwinterreise.com
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