Tur Malka

Magillah, Henri Oppenheim

Transposing the rich musical traditions of the old world into the new, Tur Malka, a new song cycle based on 20th Century Yiddish poetry, is the newest project from award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer, Henri Oppenheim. Illuminating 15 poems from seven extraordinary Yiddish writers, all of whom began their new lives in Montreal, Tur Malka is an inspiring musical journey merging past and present. Oppenheim is the founder and director of the internationally-acclaimed Klezmer ensemble Magillah.

Conceived in 2011, this project is a musical setting of works by leading figures of Canadian Yiddish literature : Jacob Isaac Segal, Chava Rosenfarb, Rokhl Korn, Melekh Ravitch, Ida Maze, A.M. Klein, N.I. Gotlib. Supported by contemporary Yiddish experts including Pierre Anctil, Rivka Augenfeld and Goldie Morgentaler, this project aims to revive an important period of Yiddish culture in Canada. Oppenheim’s poignant melodic tunes reveal a range of styles from folk ballads to electro-infused popular songs.

The Poems speak of simple things and wonderments, of love and of care: the challenge of loving in a world of mistrust, a vision of purity in a corrupted world, love for children, the moments of anticipation of a loving encounter, the pleasures of a local park, the powerful and fearsome industry of the booming urban environment - the elements forming the personal and civic landscape of the new home of the Jewish refugees of 20th century Montreal.
This project involves the following team :

Karen Young : Guest lead singer
Henri Oppenheim : Composition, accordion, guitar, singer
Michael Emenau : Laptop, vibraphone, percussion, bass
Vanessa Marcoux : Violin, mandolin

Learn more :
info@magillah.com
facebook.com/magillah
www.magillah.com

Listen to

In case the music player doesn't open, you must allow the opening of pop-ups for the website iemj.org in your browser settings.

  • Baym Fentster

  • O! Vundershtot

  • Fun yener zayt lid

  • Loyterkayt doina

  • Loyterkayt

  • Randevu

  • Akvarium

Lire tout

You may also like

French Music Before And After The Great War

LATEST PUBLICATION OF THE EIJM. This CD presents the Symphonie in C minor by Fernand Halphen (World premiere) and the Piano Concerto for the Left (…)

The Hourglass - A musical voyage through the Jewish soul

LATEST PUBLICATION OF THE EIJM. This CD presents works for cello and piano written in the first half of the 20th century by Ernest Bloch, Lazare (…)

Gala concert of the European Institute for Jewish Music – 3rd edition

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12th 2017, 5h30pm, Salle Cortot - Paris, the EIJM invites you to its Great Gala Concert. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW on our online (…)

Sarah Gorby - Dana, Dana

Sarah Gorby was born around the turn of the century in Kishinev, which then belonged to Tsarist Russia. She was the descendant of a mainly (…)

Sarah Gorby - In der Finster

Sarah Gorby was born around the turn of the century in Kishinev, which then belonged to Tsarist Russia. She was the descendant of a mainly (…)