Cantor's manual: Israelitische Gemeinde zu Bretten, music for sabbath and festivals taken from Louis Lewandowski. Metzger Music Collection AR 6484

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    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011


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This concert series is devoted to rarely heard masterworks from the Sidney Krum Jewish Music and Yiddish Theater Memorial Collections at YIVO, performed by gifted young artists from the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music and other premier conservatories in the metropolitan New York area.

The Spring 2013 program, “Jewish Composers: A German Connection,” will present masterpieces by Jewish composers who were influenced by German musical culture. Works by Mendelssohn, Mahler, Kurt Weill and Schoenberg will be explored as well as music by German Jewish synagogue composer Louis Lewandowski, Russian Jewish composers Anton Rubinstein and Joel Engel, and Israeli composers Paul Ben Haim and Tzvi Avni. Music from the YIVO and LBI collections will be included.


The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series and the Sidney Krum Jewish Music and Yiddish Theater Collections at YIVO are made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Mr. Krum, who came to the United States as a child from the Polish town of Anatolia and learned Yiddish folk songs from his mother. He was a lawyer but spent the bulk of his career as a teacher in the New York City public schools. Throughout his life, he remained dedicated to his Jewish heritage, particularly its music, and to the education of the young people of New York.


Introductory remarks by Carol Strauss, Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute, and Jonathan Brent, Executive Director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
String Quartet no. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13. 3rd Movement: Intermezzo : Allegretto con moto – Allegro di molto


Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894)
Kol Nidre for violin and piano, Op. 6.


Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Piano Quartet (1876)


Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)
El Dachtarawan: Marche orientale, Op. 93 for piano solo (1873)


Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Suite for piano, Op. 25. Gavotte


Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
Polly’s Song from The Threepenny Opera: Ballade of Immoral Earnings arranged for violin and piano by Stefan Frenkel (1930)


Joel Engel (1868-1927)
Freylekhs for violin and piano, Op. 2, no.2


Paul Ben-Haim (1897-1984)
Sephardic Lullaby for violin and piano


Tzvi Avni (b.1927)
Prayer for String Quartet