Internationally acclaimed soprano Juliana Yaffé performs the rediscovered groundbreaking Yiddish folksong arrangements of the late Robert De Cormier, done for the 1950s/60s Vanguard recordings of Marthe Schlamme and Netanya Davrath. These arrangements were never performed live, but now concert tours in the UK, Europe, and the U.S. are bringing them to a global audience in Juliana’s Yiddish Folksong Project more than sixty years after Schlamme and Davrath made their seminal recordings. In Robert De Cormier’s evocative arrangements, songs like “Rozhinkes mit mandlen,” “Tayere Malke,” “Tum-balalayke,” “Az der rebe zingt,” “S’brent,” and “Lomir ale freylekh zayn” come to life as never heard before. Juliana’s new recording of eighteen of these songs, and the corresponding (recently published) songbook will also be for sale at the performance.
Juliana will be joined by the dynamic Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra and guest conductor John Yaffé.
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