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Russian transcriptions

BASIL RAMSEY
listens to music from the
Jewish Folk Music Society


4Tay    CD 4022

The Golden Dove - Masterpieces from the Jewish Folk Music Society. © 2003 Zina Schiff

A record prepared from the expertise of the Jewish Folk Music Music Society guarantees an authentic programme of traditional songs. These are not sung, but heard as transcriptions for violin and piano made by Russian composers: Rimsky-Korsakov, Engel, Feldman, Achron, Weinberg, Krein, Gniessin, Rosowsky [listen -- track 15, 2:57-4:15] and Saminsky. There is a decided continuity of style, mostly intense and reflective.

Performances are highly sympathetic to Rimsky-Korsakov's enormous regard for the sensitivity of this special repertory, which just preceded the founding of the Jewish Folk Musio Society in 1908.

The American violinist Zina Schiff proves ideal for this material, matched by the excellence of pianist Cameron Grant.

Copyright © 23 August 2003 Basil Ramsey, Withernsea, East Yorkshire, UK

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The Golden Dove - Masterpieces from the Jewish Folk Music Society

CD 4022 Stereo NEW RELEASE 68'23" 2003 Zina Schiff

Zina Schiff, violin; Cameron Grant, piano; Cherina Carmel, piano (Lullaby and Berceuse Palastinniene)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Hebrew Love Song; Joseph Engel: Chabad Melody; Joseph Engel: Freilachs; Zenovi Feldman: Hebrew Melody I; Zenovi Feldman: Hebrew Melody II; Joseph Achron: Lullaby; Joseph Achron: Scher; Jacob Weinberg: Canzona; Jacob Weinberg: Scherzo; Jacob Weinberg: Berceuse Palestinniene; Alexander Krein: Air; Krein-Heifetz: Dance; Michael Gniessin: Schajke-Pfaifer's Nigun; Solomon Rosowsky: Rhapsody; Solomon Rosowsky: Cradle Song; Lazare Saminsky: Chasidic Suite; Lazare Saminsky: Troubadour Song

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