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Esther - Le Salut d'Israel par Esther: Oratorio en langue hebraique en trois actes (1774) (CD)

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Booklet contains program notes by various writers and Hebrew libretto by Jacob Raphael Saraval, with French, English and German translation. A co-production of the Jewish Music Research Centre and Universal Music. World premiere, recorded by Radio France from live performance at Montpellier Festival (July 22, 2003).

Material Type: 
Recordings
Year: 
2003

Esther - Le Salut d'Israel par Esther: Oratorio en langue hebraique en trois actes (1774) (Video)

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Accompanied by the concert's program notes, including the Hebrew libretto by Jacob Raphael Saraval, with French, English and German translations. A co-production of the Jewish Music Research Centre, The Israel Festival and the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
A recording of the world premiere, as performed in the the Henry Crown Symphony Hall at the Jerusalem Theater (May 31, 2000), on a VHS-PAL video cassette.

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Films
Year: 
2000

David Finko: Russkij kompozitor v Amerike. [David Finko: A Russian composer in America.]

Finko (b.1936) emigrated to the U.S. in 1979, after having grown up in Leningrad and studying at the Gosudarstvennaja Konservatorija. In the periodical “Musica Judaica” (RILM 19862709) he discussed his experiences with anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, and identified those as the primary reason for his emigration. In the U.S., besides becoming conductor-in-residence at Combs College, Philadelphia, he has taught at the U. of Texas, El Paso, and at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania.

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Articles in Journals
Year: 
1993

Hermann Levi's shame and Parsifal's guilt:A critique of essentialism in biography and criticism

According to revisionist readings by scholars including Hartmut Zelinsky, Rolf Schneider, Peter Gay, and Paul Lawrence Rose, the enthusiasm of the conductor Hermann Levi (1839-1900) for Richard Wagner amounts to a shameful form of Jewish self-hatred, while “Parsifal”, far from espousing a message of compassion and redemption, propagates ideas of Aryan solidarity and racial supremacy.

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Articles in Journals
Year: 
1994

Der Weg der Verheissung and the prophecies of Jeremiah

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“Der Weg der Verheissung” (1934-35) is Kurt Weill’s only collaboration with the poet, playwright, and novelist Franz Werfel. The first three parts of the work was premiered at the Manhatten Opera House in New York City in 1937 in a revised form entitled “The eternal Road”, translated by Ludwig Lewinsohn, directed by Max Reinhardt, and produced by Meyer Weisgal. The final Part, “Propheten”, was premiered 18 May 1998 at the Konzerthaus in Vienna in a version prepared by the autor.

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Articles in Journals
Year: 
1998

The Burgschaft debate and the timeless of the untimely

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Nazi critics of “Die Burgschaft” ignored or were unaware that the source of Herder's parable “Der afrikanische Rechtspruch” is a section of the Talmud dealing with questions of property. But these aspects should not overshadow the work's underlying Tolstoyan ideals and pointed contemporary political references--in particular, to Gandhi's ongoing opposition to Britain's colonial system.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1993

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