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  • July 30, 2000 Program

    Yehudi Wyner: Tanz and Maissele (Dance and Little Story)
    Max Bruch: Acht Stücke (Eight Pieces), Op. 83-II. Allegro
    Aaron Jay Kernis: Lullaby for solo piano
    Peter Schickele: Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano

    Yehudi Wynerís notes on Tanz and Maissele
    Tanz and Maissele for Violin, Cello, Clarinet and Piano was written in 1981 for the Aeolian Chamber Players who asked me to compose a piece of distinct Jewish character. Tanz and Maissele uses as its basic materials musical elements derived from Jewish music of the past: dance rhythms, melodic and harmonic turns, phrase structure, and gestural shapes. If these elements are conceived as being "realistic" - as a recognizable object in a painting is considered a "realistic" element - then the compositional process first presents, then transforms these objects into abstract or surreal shapes, some of which remain substantial, even recognizable, others of which evaporate in a haze of mysticism or of remote nostalgia. In the Yiddish language Tanz means "dance"; Maissele means "Little Story". The titles are taken from a pair of piano pieces my father, Lazar Weiner, dedicated to me in 1931, long before I could play the piano! Tanz and Maissele, in turn, is dedicated to him. It was the last new composition of mine he heard before his death in 1982."

    Max Bruch:
    See the Max Bruch Home Page

    Aaron Kernis:
    See American Public Mediaís feature from The Composerís Voice

    Peter Schickele:
    See American Public Mediaís feature from The Composerís Voice

     

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