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Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich performs little-known treasures – Seen and Heard Worldwide


Germany Weinberg, Joel Engel, Ilse Weber: Shachar Lavi (mezzo-soprano), Sofia Astakhov (clarinet), Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich / Daniel Grossmann (conductor). Munich Kammerspiele Theatre, 6.12.2022. (RF)

Daniel Grossmann conducts the JCOM © Robert Brembek

Weinberg – Jewish Songs Op.13; Chamber Symphony No.4, Op.153
Joel Engel – Jewish Folks Songs
Ilse Weber – Songs from Theresienstadt

The Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich, or JCOM, uniquely presents modern Jewish tradition and options works by Jewish composers. For this particular night, the orchestra beneath the route of Daniel Grossmann returned to the Kammerspiele Theatre, a venue the place that they had introduced a Weinberg Competition in 2019 to succeed in a special viewers.

The live performance started with Mieczysław Weinberg‘s Jewish Songs, Op.13, from the start of his profession and are composed to lyrics by Yitskhok Perets and describe the world of a younger baby. The Israeli mezzo-soprano Shachar Lavi had higher alternative to show her voice within the following works by Joel Engel, who collected and organized Yiddish folks songs. The composer Ilse Weber buried her songs at Theresienstadt in order that they might be discovered after she was deported and murdered. Lavi sang the German texts of eager for a house with readability and expression.

Weinberg’s Chamber Symphony No.4 was his last accomplished work. The efficiency featured the versatile clarinettist Sofia Astakhov interacting with strings. Grossmann’s conducting introduced drive to the Allegro molto second motion and readability to the slower ones. The cellist Anikó Zeke’s wealthy tone resounded splendidly within the Kammerspiele Theatre’s acoustics and was ultimate for this music. The Andantino fourth motion began with a wealthy clarinet folks melody much like these collected by Engel. It included a seek for optimism, finally unsuccessful, and ended with fading strings and a triangle stroke, performed appropriately by Astakhov.

Though a number of the works of Weinberg and different Jewish composers are being rediscovered and gaining visibility, the nice work put into this night by Daniel Grossmann and JCOM exhibits the richness of the accessible treasures.

Richard Foster

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