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The Well

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Audio CD, September 15, 1998
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The Well CD

Loneliness, loss, displacement, and death loom large among the topics covered in the 15 Yiddish poems set to melodies by popular Israeli folk singer Chava Alberstein, and arranged by New York's exploratory Klezmatics, on this deeply sad and beautiful album. Anyone familiar with the Klezmatics' more rambunctious side will be impressed by the inventive delicacy and subtlety they bring to these elegant vestiges of fading Yiddish culture, virtually reanimating it with tangos, Hasidic melodies, polkas, and festive freylekhs that recall its vibrant past. Alberstein's low voice meshes beautifully with Lorin Sklamberg's high tenor, adding extra emotional resonance to a series of poems in the middle of the album that evoke the genocide twilight that enveloped the writers' world half a century ago. Their tragedy is redeemed in The Well. --Richard Gehr

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Well
  2. I Stand Beneath a Carob Tree
  3. Softly Somewhere/At The River
  4. One Has Got
  5. Crepuscule
  6. An Angel Weeps
  7. At Night
  8. Don't Waken
  9. I'm Going to Take Off My Shoes
  10. My Sister Khaye
  11. Lonesome
  12. Old Age
  13. Any Girl Who Takes A Boyfriend
  14. The Golden Peacock
  15. Farewell

Product details

  • Audio CD (September 15, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Xenophile Records
  • ASIN: B00000BIJS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,382 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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