In The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, Argentinean-born composer Osvaldo Golijov channels the spiritual life and writings of Isaac the Blind, the 12th-century Kabbalist rabbi of Provence. Scored for klezmer clarinet and string quartet, the work presents Golijov’s musical language that seamlessly blends various styles into a unique, evocative composition that is both contemporary and timeless.
The program also includes Johannes Brahms’s late masterpiece for the same instrumentation, the Clarinet Quintet in b minor, Op. 155.
Golijov Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in b minor, Op. 155
Mallonée Net Force (world premiere)
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