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A unique journey into jewish influence on music in the 20th century. This album includes 5 yiddish cabaret songs, re-set for soprano and string quartet.

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold: String Quartet No.2 Op.26

  • Erwin Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet

  • Leonid Desyatnikov: Yiddish

with Hila Baggio, soprano

Harmonia Mundi

Catalog No.: HMM902631

Released: May 2019

By juxtaposing Leonid Desyatnikov’s contemporary song settings of Yiddish texts (offering a glimpse into Jewish life in Warsaw during the Weimar Republic) with a pair of chamber works by Schulhoff and Korngold, which also date from this troubled period between the wars, the present recording highlights the fascinating cross-pollination then taking place in the music of Eastern and Western Europe. With soprano Hila Baggio as their featured soloist, members of the Jerusalem Quartet bid us ‘come to the cabaret’ to savour a whole range of stylistic approaches and emotional experiences of the rarest kind.

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