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John Zorn's 20th(!) Film Works is music for a documentary on the 19th century writer Sholem Aleichem performed with Rob Burger, Mark Feldman, Greg Cohen, Carol Emanuel, and Erik Friedlander.

Zorn, John
Filmworks XX: Sholem Aleichem

Zorn, John: Filmworks XX: Sholem Aleichem (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"This twentieth volume of John Zorn's exciting FilmWorks series features the fabulous accordionist Rob Burger and harpist Carol Emanuel accompanied by the world acclaimed Masada String Trio performing music for a documentary on the 19th century Jewish writer Sholem Aleichem. Known primarily for the Tevye stories that inspired Fiddler on the Roof, Aleichem wrote tales in Russian, Hebrew and Yiddish that have a dark subtext reminiscent of Kafka and Poe. Avoiding overt klezmer references, Zorn's score both breaks with and draws upon tradition, dramatizing the writer's life and work with lyricism, orchestral color and a keen sense of irony and black humor."-Tzadik

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Product Information:

UPC: 702397736929

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-7369
Squidco Product Code: 10597

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray

Rob Burger-Accordion

Greg Cohen-Bass

Carol Emanuel-Harp

Mark Feldman-Violin

Erik Friedlander-Cello

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Track Listing:

1. Shalom, Sholem! 2:12

2. Luminous Visions 4:13

3. Mamme Loshen 3:19

4. Beyond The Pale 2:26

5. Mekubolim 4:37

6. Portable Homeland 4:06

7. Wandering Star 3:19

8. Jewish Revolutionaries 4:59

9. Shtetls 3:03

10. Lucky Me, I'm An Orphan! 3:47

11. Nicht Gefährlich 3:43

12. Talking Through Oblivion 4:47

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