Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States, a democracy concerned with human rights, attracted emigrants of all origins. The young nation embodied a land free from repression for the composers brought together here by Ophélie Gaillard in the spirit of humanism.
After 'Alvorada', her globe-trotting cello leads us in the footsteps of Bloch, Korngold, Prokofiev, Chava Alberstein and Giora Feidmann, singing their exile. She gives us a film score (Korngold's Concerto), a prayer (From Jewish Life), an Hebraic narrative (Schelomo), a lullaby, a wedding dance... The spirit of celebration, tenderness, religious meditation: so many facets of daily life and the culture of several generations of Jewish immigrants.
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Ernest Bloch: Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Concerto in One Movement for Cello and Orchestra in C, Op. 37
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt, Op. 12, Act II: Tanzlied des Pierrot
Sergei Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
Ernest Bloch: From Jewish Life
III. Jewish Song
Jean Albertsein: Sarah Sings a Lullaby to Little Isaac
Paikov Yeshayahu: Freilechs, Sim Shalom, Azoy Tantzmen in Odessa