Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes
Shostakovich Trio Op. 67
Bloch From Jewish Life
Golijov The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Traditional Klezmer music arranged for sextet (Feidman, Nichifor, Glick, Van der Roost, etc.)
Klezmer is an instrumental music tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews that draws its inspiration from music from central Europe, the East and the Balkans as well as from Romani and Turkish music. The clarinet has become one of the principal instruments of this music, owing to its ability to imitate the sound of the shofar horn and to reproduce the laments typical of Klezmer music.
In this programme, The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, a piece for clarinet and string quartet by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov; Klezmer Dance by Nichifor and Rikudim by Jan Van der Roost; pieces that all draw their inspiration from this tradition, appear alongside brilliant works by Prokofiev, Bloch and Shostakovich, that are all, in their turn, inspired by Hebrew themes.