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David Dalle
Thursday December 19th, 2019 with David Dalle
From Darkness to Light: Annual winter solstice show with Patricia Kopatchinskaja's "Time & Eternity"

Every year close to the winter solstice we join a human heritage dating back millennia in the northern hemisphere, confronting the longest night with joyful, festive noise. Of course, we must hear the darkness first, and this year, I chose a new recording from violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. This is not the first time I have used one of her recordings for the darkness, she seems drawn to this side of music. For her new recording, made with Camerata Bern, she chose a fascinating selection of unusual works drawn from varied sources, Jewish, German, Polish, Swiss, and Bach. The program seems to be in two parts, the first, music inspired by the holiest Jewish day Yom Kippur with a cantor intoning the Kol Nidre and John Zorn's piece of the same name, followed by the searing violin concerto by German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann from 1939, his personal cry of despair and outrage at Nazi terror. The second part is Passion music, but we will be hearing the first part today. Kopatchinskaja writes: "This music is made out of the blood and tears of tortured souls: a strangled scream, voices muttering amid a terrifying silence, the sounds of war in an improvised cadenza...It is about us, our past and future" Sombre stuff indeed! But do not worry, music of explosive and exuberant joy will come!
Kol Nidre
Henri Mugier - Time & Eternity - Alpha Classics New
Kol Nidre
John Zorn/Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity - Alpha Classics New
Elijahu Hanawi
Beata Wursten, Sarah Wursten, Monika Wursten - Time & Eternity - Alpha Classics New
Concerto funebre
Karl Amadeus Hartmann/Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity - Alpha Classics New
Unsterbliche Opfer & War Cadenza
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity - Alpha Classics New
God, forgiveness is a great gift
Wojciech Maruszewski - Time & Eternity - Alpha Classics New
Dwa serduszka
Tadeusz Sygietynski/Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity - Alpha Classics New
Doina, Hora & Batuta from Moldavia
Kalman Balogh - The Art of the Gipsy Cimbalom - ARC
Hora arabeasca
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Gili Garabdi - Asphalt Tango
Golden Days
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Gili Garabdi - Asphalt Tango
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Gili Garabdi - Asphalt Tango
MazlTov Variations
Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band - Tsirkus - Traditional Crossroads
Freylekhs Tumbao
David Buchbinder - Odessa/Havana - Tzadik
Orchestra Baobab - Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng - World Circuit
La La La La
Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou Dahomey - The 1st Album - Analog Africa
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Raise Your Spirit Higher - Heads Up
Oay Lahy E
Anonymous - The Music of Madagascar - Classic Traditional Recordings of the 1930s - Yazoo
Eka Lahy
Regis Gizavo, Louis Mhlanga, David Mirandon - Stories - Marabi
Tagmout of Zagora - B'ismillah - Sounds True
Said Berrada - Uknown
Interactive CKCU
Really enjoying the 'Time & Eternity'. Indeed, somber. But also achingly beautiful and somehow hopeful. Not sure where we are now (14:20-ish, probably Henri Mugier?). But that's OK by me. Happy homework time. ;^) Thank you for introducing us all to amazing new music!

2:24 PM, December 19th, 2019
Thanks David. Happy Solstice

2:39 PM, December 19th, 2019
David Dalle (host)
Happy Solstice, Christmas, Holidays to all!

2:45 PM, December 19th, 2019