Zorn, John - Filmworks XX

SKU TZ7369
"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."

Personnel: Carol Emanuel (harp); Mark Feldman (violin); Erik Friedlander (cello); Rob Burger (accordion); Greg Cohen (bass)
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