ALBERTO HEMSI (1898-1975): 6 Coplas Sefardies, Op. 22, 6 Coplas Sefardies, Op. 34, 6 Coplas Sefardies, Op. 41, Kal Nidrei, Op. 12, Arba’a Shirim (Four Songs), Op. 42, 3 Visions Bibliques, Op. 48.
Catalogue Number: 10U053
Label: Rondeau Production
Description: An almost forgotten treasure of European and Jewish cultural history: in the 1920s and 30s, Hemsi collected the unaccompanied Sephardic songs written in the Ladino language and gave them a virtuosic, atmospheric piano accompaniment. In addition there are eight of Hemsi‘s settings of liturgical or para-liturgical texts in Hebrew and Aramaic. Ladino, Hebrew-English texts. Assaf Levitin (baritone), Naaman Wagner (piano).