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David Dalle
Thursday May 15th, 2014 with David Dalle
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; French Gypsy group Bratsch, the ghost of Astor Piazzolla

Today we will hear a wide range of music from Central and Southern Europe including the last album by the French Gypsy group Bratsch. Their latest album came out in 2011 and I bought it then, and apparently completely forgot I had it. I noticed it in my collection just this past week and finally gave it a belated listen to, and it is wonderful! We will also hear several great works by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov, his piece "The Prayers and Dreams of Isaac the Blind" is based on dreams of Klezmer music and Jewish prayers. The ghost of Astor Piazzolla haunts the program with Golijov's "Last Round", composed as a tribute to that great master for two string quartets and Double bass. Note, Osvaldo Golijov's renowned St. Mark's Passion can still be heard on-demand from my Apr 17th show. One of the most spectacular pieces of music I have heard from the past decade:
Last Round
Osvaldo Golijov/St Lawrence String Quartet, Ying Quartet, Mark Dresser - Yiddishbbuk - EMI
Ska Fonce
Bratsch - Urban Bratsch - World Village
Siya Le
Bratsch - Urban Bratsch - World Village
The Return of the Magic Horses
Taraf de Haidouks - Band of Gypsies - Nonesuch
Biber yedim
Selim Sesler - The Road to Kesan - Traditional Crossroads
Pearl from Warsaw
The Klezmer Conservatory Band - A Jumpin' Night In the Garden of Eden - Rounder
Sholoym aleykhem I
Frank London, Lorin Sklamberg, Rob Schwimmer - The Zmiros Project - Traditional Crossroads
Instead of a Tango
Giya Kancheli/Gidon Kremer, Per Arne Glorvigen, Vadim Sakharov, Alois Posch - El Tango - Nonesuch
Bratsch - Urban Bratsch - World Village
Os Ritmistas - Daora: Underground Sounds of Urban Brasil, Hip-Hop, Beats, Afro & Dub - Mais Um Discos
Astor Piazzolla & his Quinteto Tango Nuevo - 1979-1983 - Justin Time
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Osvaldo Golijov/St Lawrence String Quartet, Todd Palmer - Yiddishbbuk - EMI
Nign for Shabbat and Holidays
Joel Rubin and Uri Caine - Azoy Tsu Tsveyt - Tzadik
Interactive CKCU
David Dalle (host)
Welcome to today's show! Always happy to hear from listeners.

2:25 PM, May 15th, 2014
This is wonderful; enjoying greatly. Gypsy and klezmer, what more do you need?

2:35 PM, May 15th, 2014
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