It’s no secret that I’m making a three-part series on Music and the Jews for BBC Radio 3, and what a voyage of discovery it’s turning into.
Tonight, BBC1 will show a documentary on the Jews who made the Broadway musicals. Must be something in the air.
With these considerations in mind, let me offer a new video performance of what I think is the archetype Yiddish lullably, Almonds and Raisins. The soprano is Talia Dishon, in the vocal quartet Alla Breve. See what you think.