by Daniel Hathaway
Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer’s Eine Deutsch-Jiddische Kantate: Die Stimmen der Geister is on the next program of the Chagrin Concert Series on Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm in Valley Lutheran Church in Chagrin Falls. Mezzo-soprano Lara Nie and trumpeter Richard Fields will be featured in the rarely-performed work.
“Marlon Daniel, who will conduct works on Sunday’s program, has worked with Fischer and is a great admirer,” Nie said in a telephone conversation from her home in New York. “Marlon and I were students at the Manhattan School of Music twenty years ago, and when he heard this piece, he thought of me. I finally got hold of the music, and it’s absolutely stunning.”
Nie described the work as a combination of cultural and folk poetry set to music that ranges in style from Bach to modal Jewish folk song to Yiddish theater music. [Read more…]