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'Turn our captivity, O Lord: as the rivers in the south'
An Old Testament hoedown leads us to a kaleidoscope of orchestral
turmoil which underlines and overtakes the soprano's words as the waters
'They that sow tears in tears: shall reap in joy'
Her soaring melodies remind me of the opening soprano statement 'Fluxit
Labor Diei' of McCabe's Notturni ed Alba, yet again. There
continue to be echoes in my memory as Rabushka's melody rises and is
born aloft by beautiful, skilful orchestration and undiminished interest
throughout. It is a tremendously moving, inspired piece.
Apollinaire (1880-1918) is said to have coined the word 'surrealist'
to describe the works of Marc Chagall (1887-1985). The artists is known
for his fanciful painting in which a potpourri of objects, animals, characters
from the artist's past life, from his dreams, and from his everyday
life are evoked.
Rabushka has hosted a radio programme for many years, and founded the
weekly 'Spectrum of Jewish Music' in 1985. His Religion's history,
and his dreams and heritage, people his compositions. The past and the present,
the East and the West intertwine simultaneously in a blend of time and place
settings, etching their own rainbow. One is captivated by this rich, imaginative
Copyright © 7 July 2002
Jennifer Paull, Vouvry, Switzerland
A REVIEW OF THE 'MUSIC FROM SIX CONTINENTS' CDS
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