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Our Town Is Burning - Cries From The Holocaust / Lishner


Release Date: 03/08/1995 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 2223   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Emil GorovetsAnonymousTraditionalIsrael Alter,   ... 
Performer:  Claire OsipovEthan RourkeMelvin StraussCraig Sheppard,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All the musical arrangements on this disc are by Melvin Strauss.
Includes itzik vitenberg. Ensemble: Seattle Peace Theatre Singers. Soloists: Leon Lishner, Claire Osipov, Ethan Rourke, Melvin Strauss, Craig Sheppard.
Includes the streetsinger of the warsaw ghetto. Ensemble: Seattle Peace Theatre Singers. Soloists: Leon Lishner, Claire Osipov, Ethan Rourke, Melvin Strauss, Craig Sheppard.
All the musical arrangements on this disc are by Melvin Strauss.
Includes itzik vitenberg. Ensemble: Seattle Peace Theatre Singers. Soloists: Leon Lishner, Claire Osipov, Ethan Rourke, Melvin Strauss, Craig Sheppard.
Includes the streetsinger of the warsaw ghetto. Ensemble: Seattle Peace Theatre Singers. Soloists: Leon Lishner, Claire Osipov, Ethan Rourke, Melvin Strauss, Craig Sheppard. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
I once had a home by Emil Gorovets
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
2.
Ghetto by Anonymous
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
3.
Motele of the Warsaw Ghetto by Anonymous
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
4.
Treblinka by Anonymous
Performer:  Leon Lishner (Bass), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Claire Osipov (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5.
Two Doves by Traditional
Performer:  Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Claire Osipov (Soprano), Leon Lishner (Bass),
Melvin Strauss (Piano), Craig Sheppard (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
6.
Under the little green polish trees by Israel Alter
Performer:  Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano), Craig Sheppard (Piano),
Leon Lishner (Bass), Claire Osipov (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
7.
A Jewish Child by K. Kheytin-Weinstein
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
8.
Ani mamin by Anonymous
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
9.
Jews are Singing Ani Mamin by Lazar Weiner
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
10.
Terezin Songs by Pavel Haas
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 12 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Czech 
11.
Moments of Hope by Mordecai Gebirtig
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
12.
Babi Yar by Rivka Boyarsky
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Shike Driz. 
13.
They Call Me Zhamele by B. Feuer
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
14.
Birds are Dreaming by L. Yampolski
Performer:  Leon Lishner (Bass), Melvin Strauss (Piano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Claire Osipov (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
15.
It's one, two, three by Hanns Eisler
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
16.
The Lonely Child by Y. Krimski
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
17.
From a Tree a Twig Will Burn by Yankl Trupianski
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
18.
Hymn of Youth by B. Rubin
Performer:  Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Claire Osipov (Soprano), Craig Sheppard (Piano),
Melvin Strauss (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
19.
Still the Night by Anonymous
Performer:  Leon Lishner (Bass), Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano),
Melvin Strauss (Piano), Craig Sheppard (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
20.
Never say that you are going on the last road by Dmitry Y. Pokrass
Performer:  Melvin Strauss (Piano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Claire Osipov (Soprano),
Leon Lishner (Bass), Craig Sheppard (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
21.
S'brent "Our town is burning" by Mordecai Gebirtig
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano),
Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 
22.
Quiet, Quiet "Ponar" by Alexander Wolkovski
Performer:  Claire Osipov (Soprano), Craig Sheppard (Piano), Leon Lishner (Bass),
Ethan Rourke (Boy Soprano), Melvin Strauss (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Peace Theatre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Meany Theater, U. of Washington, Seattle 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Yiddish 

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