Music from the Promised LandMARC LAVRY (1903-1967): 3 Jewish Dances, Op. 192, YEHEZKEL BRAUN (1922-2014): Sonata for Mandolin and Guitar, PAUL BEN-HAIM (1897-1984): 3 Songs Without Words, JOSEF BARDANASHVILI (b.1948): The Memories, ITTAI ROSENBAUM (b.1966): Duet for Mandolin and Guitar, JAN FRIEDLIN (b.1944): Oriental Pantomime, Mist Over the Lake, OREN LOK (b.1988): Ahava.
Catalogue Number: 06W069
Description: This selection of pieces for mandolin and guitar represents the rich variety of music from Israel. Styles range from the diaspora of Babylonian Jewry through European klezmer traditions, and Balkan Ladino songs, to contemporary influences from America. Ben-Haim and Lavry pioneered the use of music originating in the Jewish East, and Freidlin continues the tradition, employing Oriental dance figures in his music. Lok's Ahava is an homage to love, while Rosenbaum’s Duet offers a vibrant and jazzy conclusion to this wide-ranging conspectus. Duo Mantar.