Osvaldo Golijov
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Lullaby and Doina (2001)
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     See also: Night of the Flying Horses, Doina
 
"This piece starts with a set of variations on a Yiddish lullaby that I composed for Sally Potter's film The Man Who Cried, set to function well in counterpoint to another important music theme in the soundtrack: Bizet's Aria Je Crois Entendre Encore, from The Pearl Fishers. In her film Sally explores the fate of Jews and Gypsies in Europe during the mid-years of the 20th century, through a love story between a Jewish young woman and a Gypsy young man. The lullaby metamorphoses into a dense and dark doina (a gypsy slow, rubato genre) featuring the lowest string of the violas. The piece ends in a fast gallop boasting a theme that I stole from my friends of the wild gypsy band Taraf de Haïdouks."
CATEGORYChamber [without voice]
INSTRUMENTATIONFlute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, cbass (2nd violin optional)
DURATION7'30"
WORLD PREMIEREJordan Hall, Boston; April 2001
WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMERSBoston Symphony Chamber Players
COMMISSIONCommissioned by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players
DEDICATIONTo Anthony Fogg and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players
RECORDINGRecorded by Tara O' Connor, flute; Todd Palmer, clarinet, Mark Dresser, double bass, and the St Lawrence String Quartet.

Appears on album "Yiddishbbuk" [album details]
SCORE AVAILABILITYScore available for sale. Parts available for sale.  [more info]