Ami Maayani - Between Yiddish and Ladino
Record company: Fons Music Foundation
Year of publication: 2004
Media: CD
Duration: 60'14
 
FONS 36-2016
Ami Maayani
Between Yiddish and Ladino
Jüdische Lieder. Song Cycle No. 1 (1973)
1.   Die Beimer Blien Bloi [4'22]
2.   'Zwischn Yam un Stern [4'09]
3.   Oisgehakte Beimer [2'52]
4.   Mein Ttiele [4'36]
5.   Kaddisch [2'26]
6.   Natie Idn [4'08]
Jüdische Lieder. Song Cycle No. 2 (1974)
7.  Aroiskukn [4'58]
8.   Dorsht [3'36]
9.   Nimfe [4'18]
10. Meschugaass [4'48]
11. Malkas Halaila [7'29]
Five Sephardic Songs (2001)  
12. Hai, mi primer amor [3’24]
13. Bien sabe la rosa [1’45]
14. Alta dama sin galecha [1’27]
15. Una pastora yo ami [2’45]
16. Assubir me quiero al cielo [3’11]
 
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (1-11)
Willy Haparnass, baritone (1-6)
Mendi Rodan, conductor (1-6)
Mira Zakai, mezzo-soprano (7-11)
Ami Maayani, conductor (7-11)
Vilnius Municipal Choir Jauna Muzika, artistic director and conductor Vaclovas Augustinas (12-16)

This CD introduces a distinct type of music by Ami Maayani, which has been of continuous fascination to him throughout the past 40 years. It is set to lyrics in Yiddish (Ashkenazi) and Ladino (Sephardic), the two languages of the Hewish people which evolved from Hebrew during the last 15 centuries of the Diaspora. The texts encompass both traditional and modern poetry grounded in centuries of Jewish culture and spirituality.