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Esther. Musical

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Since the Middle Ages there is a tradition of the Jews of theatrical performances , purimshpils , dramatizes the biblical Book of Esther. "In all the towns and cities of Russia, where Jews lived more or less compact masses in the spring festival of Purim Jewish folk musicians - purimshpilery accompanied gang of boys and curious , paraded through the streets dressed in appropriate theatrical costumes , going almost every house to play their own ideas , "- writes in his book " Purimshpils " prominent Jewish folklorist Moses Beregovskiy . In this edition, we again meet with familiar characters Purim plays - Brave Beauty Esther and her uncle Mordechai wise , foolish king Ahasuerus and Haman wily courtier . But this is not folklore show recorded Beregovskikh in the early XX century , and the new , penned in the XXI century musical on traditional plot . Authors - Israeli composer Dean Smorgonskaya and St. Petersburg poet Nikolai Gaulle - wrote it specifically for the children's musical theater studio " Kinder Yorn " Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg. The first staging of this new and unusual Purimshpil implemented creative studio team consisting of its artistic director Lyubov Boruhzon , choreographer Faina Nedbay and choirmaster Eugenia Rācenāja and all the roles played and sang young actors - studio musicians . Reincarnated heroes musical , they felt themselves successors of the ancient Jewish tradition. For several years in the days of Purim musical play "Esther" were able to see the audience in their performance Petersburg and Moscow, Petrozavodsk and Chisinau , and even distant Cologne. Bright, witty idea did not leave indifferent - as befits this Purimshpil ! Edition Clavier musical "Esther" - a gift of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg Jewish theater and choirs as children and adults alike . After giving gifts on Purim - another old Jewish custom ...


Dean Smorgonskaya graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory in 1975 in the composition class of Professor BA Arapova . Since 1990 lives in Israel. Laureate of the International Composers Competition at the University of Murray , USA (2001). Among her works of vocal and instrumental cycle " If I forget thee, O Jerusalem " for flute , piano and soprano (1995), a piece for violin and piano " Chagall stained glass " (2000) , Concerto for Piano and Strings (2001), choral works . Dina Smorgon chamber opera " The Stationmaster " (1999) on the novel by Alexander Pushkin was a success in St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic . Nicholas Toll - poet, novelist, translator , playwright, author of six books , including " speech characteristics " (1990) , "Our Heritage" (1995 ), " Pervonachalstvuyuhtsie person" (2001), a number of pieces for musical theaters and puppet theaters . Theatre for "Kinder - Yorn " he wrote the libretto for the four chamber operas Ryvkina Vadim - "Hello, Buzya ...", " Skripochka for Sholom " and " Stempenyu " by Sholem Aleichem's works , as well as "The Moth , which stamped foot " by Rudyard Kipling tale .


1. PROLOGUE (intro)
3 . Mordecai and Haman
4 . CHOIR residents and urban dwellers
6. Ahasuerus and Esther
7. Ahasuerus and Haman
8. Aman and his wife Zeresh
9. MARKET. CHOIR residents and urban dwellers
10 . Ahasuerus and Esther
Esther and Mordechai I.
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Weight 0.180000
Publisher Joint
ISBN 5-7331-0315-9
Author Smorgonskaya, Dina
Height (CM) 29
Length (CM) 21
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