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Tradition / Itzhak Perlman


Release Date: 10/21/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 62597   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalAnonymousMordecai GebirtigMark M. Warshawsky,   ... 
Performer:  Itzhak PerlmanIsrael Zohar
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tradition, originally released in 1987 and reissued in 2003 as part of EMI's Perlman Edition, reveals Itzhak Perlman's deep affection for the popular music of his childhood in Israel. This retrospective album of songs from the Yiddish musical theater, many of which were made popular in the mid-twentieth century by such singers as Joseph Rosenblatt, Mordechai Hershman, and Jan Peerce, is filled with the melancholy and yearning they expressed in their recordings. Perlman's performances are clearly informed by memories of these vocalists, and his frequent use of the G string certainly evokes a plaintive, cantorial tenor. The majority of the program is devoted to slow, emotional songs in minor keys, and with rare exception, the tone is Read more nostalgic and subdued, unlike Perlman's later Klezmer album, In the Fiddler's House. The sorrowful melody of "Oif'n Pripetchik brennt a feier'l" will be most familiar to listeners from its use in the film Schindler's List, though this arrangement is more elaborate and artful. Dov Seltzer's polished orchestrations subtly suggest the lush style of the 1940s, yet borrow little from that era's studio sound. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, under Seltzer's direction, presents a dark but resonant background for Perlman's passionate solos, and bright energy in the disc's few exuberant passages.

– Blair Sanderson, All Music Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Yiddish Mamme by Traditional
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Dov Seltzer 
2.
When the Rebbe Elimelech becomes so very merry by Anonymous
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Israel Zohar (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Dov Seltzer 
3.
Reyzele by Mordecai Gebirtig
Performer:  Israel Zohar (Clarinet), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Dov Seltzer 
4.
Oyfn pripetshik by Mark M. Warshawsky
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Dov Seltzer 
5.
Doyna by Anonymous
Performer:  Israel Zohar (Clarinet), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Dov Seltzer 
6.
Shulamis: Raisins and Almonds by Abraham Goldfaden
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranged: Dov Seltzer 
7.
By the Wayside Stands a Tree by Anonymous
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Dov Seltzer 
8.
A Song by Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Israel Zohar (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century 
Notes: Arranged: Dov Seltzer 
9.
Where shall I go? by Oscar Strock
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Dov Seltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Dov Seltzer 

Sound Samples

AYiddishe Mamme
As der Rebbe Elimelech is gevoyrn asoi freylach
Reyzele
Oif'n Pripetchik brennt a feier'l
Doyna
Rozhinkes mit Mandelen
Oif'n Weyg steyt a Boim
A Dudele
Vi ahin soll ich geyn?

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Good Listening November 22, 2014 By Wil L W. (Richwood, TX) See All My Reviews "This music which was recorded in the 1980's, provides wonderful listening, presented here in a traditional Jewish style. Great violin playing as expected from Perlman, Good recorded sound." Report Abuse
 A Listening Pleasure October 21, 2014 By K. Bauer (Lincoln, NE) See All My Reviews "Like "The Book" recorded by "The People", this CD is a pure listening pleasure because the themes of the music are so universally human." Report Abuse
 Most enjoyable. October 21, 2014 By Joel N Martin (Washington, DC) See All My Reviews "The music has many Jewish themes and recognizable melodies.....but it is presented in a very classical music kind of way. Most enjoyable CD. This can be listended to on a routine basis for its presentation." Report Abuse
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