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CNE's James David Jacobs talks with violinist Itzhak Perlman and music director Hankus Netsky about Hanukkah and Eternal Echoes, the recording on which they collaborated with Cantor Yitzhak Meir Helfgot.

On the program:

Traditional: Maoz Tsur (Hebrew song) - Morris Hollender, voice
(Field recording by Hankus Netsky)

Traditional: Maoz Tsur (Italian chant) - Zamir Chorale of Boston

Traditional (arr. Abraham Wolf Binder): Maoz Tsur (Rock of Ages) - Zamir Chorale of Boston

Handel: from Judas Maccabaeus: "Father of Heav'n!," "See, see yon flames," "See, the conqu'ring hero comes!", March - Patricia Spence, mezzo-soprano; U.C. Berkeley Chamber Chorus; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

Handel: from Judas Maccabaeus: "With honor let desert be crown'd" - Jan Peerce, tenor; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Thomas Scherman (conductor)

Traditional (arr. Warner Bass): A Dudele - Jan Peerce, tenor; RCA Victor Orchestra; Warren Bass (conductor)

Traditional (arr. Hankus Netsky): A Dudele - Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (voice); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Traditional (arr. Alpert/Bern/Brotman/Rubin): Brave Old Sirbas - Michael Alpert (violin); Alan Bern (accordion); Stuart Brotman (bass); Joel Rubin (clarinet)

Abraham Ellstein & Moishe Oysher (arr. A. Ellstein and H. Netsky): Drey Dreydele - Cantor Moishe Oysher; orchestra conducted by Abraham Ellstein

Abe Schwartz (arr. Hankus Netsky): Romanian Doyne - Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Yitzhak Schlossberg (arr. Hankus Netsky): R'tzay - Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (voice); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Traditional (arr. Hankus Netsky): Yism'chu/Eternal Echoes - Songs and Dances for the Soul/Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (voice); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Traditional (arr. Hankus Netsky): Dem Trisker Rebns Khosid - Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

(photo of violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco, courtesy of EMI)

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