|▼||A Little Miracle||30:06|
|A Little Miracle||30:06|
|▼||Tekiah (See CD David Stock)||19:19|
|I. Light, airy, propulsive||06:12|
|II. Warm, flexible tempo; Fleeting, scurrying||08:08|
|III. With energy, relentlessly||04:59|
|▼||Y'rusha (See CD David Stock)||16:28|
David Stock's dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, A Little Miracle, has been described by its librettist, Bess Weldon, as an "operatic monodrama." The story is her own creation, but it plays out against the very real and familiar theme of parent and child hiding and attempting to escape during the German war of annihilation against Europe's Jews. Here, the tale is woven around the dual miracle of birth itself and of survival through the faith and courage sustained by the memory of a mother's song.
Also featured on this CD are the Judaically inspired instrumental works Tekiah and Y'rusha that showcase the virtuosity of the celebrated soloists Stephen Burns and Richard Stoltzman.
Reviews and Recognitions:
"...this is a superb —superb in performance as well as in content." —Morton Gold, National Jewish Post & Opinion
"Like the best Holocaust dramas, David Stock's A Little Miracle is emotionally difficult to listen to but impossible to turn away from.... All told, it's one of the best discs the Milken Archive has yet produced." —Andrew Druckenbrod, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette