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01/29/2017

Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers. A concert featuring composers who emigrated to the Americas in 1939 to escape Nazi persecution.

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A concert of soprano Caroline Helton and pianist Kathryn Goodson, in honor of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring art songs by Italian Jewish Composers, Leone Sinigaglia, Vittorio Rieti, Renzo Massarani and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Co-sponsored by the Dante Alighieri Society - Michigan Chapter and the Wayne State Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, with the support of the Italian Program at Wayne State University, under the auspices of the Italian Consulate in Detroit.

ICAMus has contributed to this project with research in American archives on forgotten and unpublished works of Italian American composers. Aloma Bardi has collaborated for years with Dr. Helton's and Dr. Goodson's programs and their recordings of this rare repertoire.

 

The Concert Program, with Texts and Translations.

Please read and download the program (PDF) for the concert “Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers”:

“Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers” • Temple Beth El - Maas Chapel, 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 • Sunday, January 29, 2017 • Free event, open to the public. Texts by Agnolo Poliziano, Aldo Palazzeschi, Gabriele D’Annunzio, and traditional Italian poetry from different regions and time periods; English translations by Caroline Helton and Aloma Bardi.

 

RECITAL PROGRAM

MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO

(Florence 1895 - Beverly Hills 1968)

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LEONE SINIGAGLIA

(Torino 1868-1944)  

VITTORIO RIETI

(Alexandria, Egypt 1898 - New York 1994)

RENZO MASSARANI

(Mantova 1898 - Rio de Janeiro 1975)  

 

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Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)

Vocalise-Étude (Chant Hébraïque) (1928)

 

Vecchie canzoni popolari del Piemonte (1914)

Arr.  Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944)

Verdolin Verdolinetto

Il grillo e la formica

 

Vittorio Rieti (1898-1994)

Quattro liriche italiane (1945)

E per un bel cantar

La non vuol esser più mia

E lo mio cor s’inchina

Canti ognun

 

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Briciole (1915)

Rio Bo

Mezzogiorno

Il passo delle Nazarene

 

Renzo Massarani (1898-1975)

Quattro canti veronesi (1934)

Ànema cara

Ve la conto e ve la canto

O Dio del çielo

Signor Sergento

 

Leone Sinigaglia

La Tregua (1902)

 

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THE PERFORMERS: CAROLINE HELTON AND KATHRYN GOODSON, THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.

Caroline Helton (soprano) and Kathryn Goodson (piano) performing with ICAMus at the Intersections/Intersezioni International Conference, Kent State University, Palazzo Vettori, Florence, June 3rd, 2016; Photo: Costantino Maiani.

 

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An Artists-meet-&-greet and signing event follows the January 29, 2017 recital in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, introducing the just-released CD, "La tregua. Songs from a lost world of Italian Jewish composers, 1895-1945"; Caroline Helton (soprano) and Kathryn Goodson (piano); works by Leone Sinigaglia, Guido Alberto Fano, Renzo Massarani, Felice Boghen, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; Blue Griffin Recording, Inc., 2017.

 

AMONG THE FEATURED COMPOSERS:

RENZO MASSARANI (Mantova 1898 - Rio De Janeiro 1975).

Among the composers featured on the program of the January 29, 2017 concert in Boomfield Hills, Michigan, the least known today is Renzo Massarani. This strikingly original, modern Italian Jewish composer escaped Nazi persecution and deportation in 1939 and emigrated to Brazil, where he remained for the rest of his life. We have introduced his works to the public both in Italy and in the United States, and we plan to continue exploring his rediscovery.

Photos: Courtesy Daniela Massarani, Milan; used by permission.

The composer in a photographic studio portrait from the 1930s and in a visit to Venice during his later years.

 

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THE CONCERT VENUE: Temple Beth-El, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND IMAGES ABOUT THE JANUARY 29, 2017 EVENT IN BLOOMFIELD HILLS (DETROIT METROPOLITAN AREA), MICHIGAN, USA, PLEASE VISIT ALSO THIS PAGE.

VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE JANUARY 29, 2017 EVENT (CONCERT & CD RELEASE) ON THIS PAGE.