Nov 9, 2017 • 60 minutes
Alexander (Sender) Botwinik discussed the recently released CD of Yiddish art songs composed by his father, the Vilna-born Montreal composer David Botwinik, with lyrics by various Yiddish poets, and featuring vocal performances by internationally acclaimed opera singers Lisa Willson, John Packard, and Ian DeNolfo, as well as 2 bonus songs performed by the late world-renowned tenor Louis Danto.
The CD is called From Holocaust to Life, and is a companion to the book of the same name published by the League for Yiddish (www.leagueforyiddish.org) in 2010 containing 56 original musical compositions by David Botwinik, 15 of which are found on the new CD.
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Air Date: Novermber 8, 2017
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