The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

Shir Hashirim (The Song of Songs): A Yiddish Operetta

Ronald Robboy and Alex Weiser visit with The Shmooze to talk about their collaboration on the performance of the music of Shir Hashirim (The Song of Songs), a 1911 operetta by Joseph Rumshinsky and Anshel Shor. Shir Hashirim is a musical comedy that features several interlocking love triangles, including an aging composer along with his children and their lovers and friends. Reconstructed from a variety of archival materials collected at YIVO, UCLA, and the Library of Congress, the operetta will be performed by students of the Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program.

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