This program is a celebration of the musical and poetic legacy of the Jewish communities of Renaissance Italy: a vast, entertaining and cohesive repertoire, the exuberant result of a fertile crossover fed by the confrontation between different cultures.
Repertoire: Liturgical and semi-liturgical music from the Italian Jewish tradition, selections from two 16th century Italian “Purim” plays, sung poetry in Italian, Hebrew and Yiddish, and Italian Renaissance dances.
“This CD took three years of work. Three years which, although they perhaps held back the career of Ensemble Lucidarium, at the same time served to confirm its seriousness, professionality and talent…. A CD like this opens the mind.”
Nieuw Israelitisch Weekblad:
“The wonderfully performed music makes it one of the most original and important publications of recent times.”
Revue Musicale de Suisse Romande:
“The resultant disc is a small miracle!”