Métamorphose des mélodies

Michèle Tauber, vocals & Laurent Grynszpan, piano

Double album of Hebrew and Yiddish songs, performed by Michèle Tauber, accompanied by Laurent Grynszpan on the piano.

CD available on the EIMJ’s online Shop

« Yiddish and Hebrew are like two siblings under the same roof », saying of Dov Sadan repeated by Aharon Appelfeld, expressing the long journey of these two languages linked by a same culture through the centuries. To those languages and this culture, Michèle Tauber is intimately related, in particular to its music and poetry.

This double album is a selection of Hebrew and Yiddish poetry put on music by great composers in Hebrew and Yiddish.

Among the poets and composers, we find Natan Alterman, Lea Goldberg, Yehuda Amihaï, Mordekhay Gebirtig from Cracow, Itsik Manger, Jacques Grober ; Avrom Goldfaden, the father of Yiddish operetta, Sasha Argov, bank employee and then librarian in Tel Aviv, Moshe Wilensky, author of over 1 500 songs, Dov Zeltser composer among others of the famous musical Di megile lider based on Itsik Manger’s poems, Kurt Weil, Charles Trenet, Naomi Shemer, emblematic author and composer in Israel, and many others…

Their music draw at the same time from classical sources, Slavic, Gypsy and Balkan traditions, and also from rhythms and sounds of the East

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  • 1 - Dem ba’al shem tovs zemberl - Moyshe Bassin, Joseph Rumshinsky (EXTRAIT CD1)

  • 2 - In a feldele - Jacques Grober (EXTRAIT CD1)

  • 3 - Eynzam - Itsik Mangher, Nurit Hirsch (EXTRAIT CD1)

  • 4 - Di zun vet aruntergeyn - Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Ben Yomen (EXTRAIT CD1)

  • 5 - Ete ma-she ratsiti - Yoram Tehar-Lev, Sasha Argov (EXTRAIT CD2)

  • 6 - Lifnot erev - Aharon ShabtaÏ, Sasha Argov (EXTRAIT CD2)

  • 7 - Hu lo yada et shima - Hayim Hefer, Sasha Argov (EXTRAIT CD2)

  • 8 - Ha-simla ha-segula - Hayim Hefer, Sasha Argov (EXTRAIT CD2)

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