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Sender Botwinik

Nov 9, 20170 minutes


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  • 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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  • The show began with Adam Gruzman's "Israel Report", courtesy of the Forverts Sho on the web at yiddish.forward.com.
  • We got sad news that Itzhak Luden, who was the long-time editor of Lebns-Fragn, the Yiddish Bundist journal in Israel. We played a short excerpt from his 2014 Yiddish Voice interview with a reading from his last book. Koved zayn ondenk!
  • Music:
    • Di Yunge Mame: Lisa Willson, soprano; lyrics: Avrom Sutzkever; music: David Botwinik
    • Men Ruft Mikh Milyon: Ian DeNolfo, tenor; lyrics: Shmerke Kaczerginsky; music: David Botwinik
    • Kum, Yeshayes Kholem: Lisa Willson, soprano; lyrics: M. M. Shaffir; music: David Botwinik
    • Der Letster Zumer: John Packard, heldentenor; lyrics and music: David Botwinik
    • Di Litvishe Shtetele: Louis Danto, tenor; lyrics: Joseph Jaffe; music: David Botwinik
    • Shalom Shalom Yisroel performed by Cantor Sholom Katz
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS from Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

Air Date: Novermber 8, 2017



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