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SOIREE OF MUSIC AND POETRY DEDICATED TO THE MUSIC ON JEWISH MEDIEVAL POETRY

  One day I was impressed with the lines written by Ivan Bunin, which his hero kept saying:

We are from ancient Ezra's clan:
When we fall in love we die.

  I remembered them and thought about interrelation between times while I was listening Yevgeniya Karyakina - the Head of Republican Jewish Library. She was telling about medieval Jewish poetry, which was completely unknown for the listeners therefore very interesting. The audience got to know about life and work of the Early Medieval poets: Ibn-Ezrs - Moshe and Abraham, Jehuda Galevi, Solomon Ibn-Gabirol and Immanuel Roman. The poems were selected in a very appropriate way; the listeners had a chance to listen to philosophic poems, poems about beauty of nature, and about love. Yevgeniya Karyakina read them very well; this was wonder they sounded very modern and made me think that a real poetry reflects eternal problems.

  The musical performance was just at the right time. The musicians performed songs based on medieval poets poems written by Moldavian composers Inna Zhvanetskaya and Larissa Tabachnik. Yelena Gutovskaya accompanied by Yelena Shalkova (the piano) and Mikhail Shklovskiy (the violin cello) sang them. The composers made the best use of the music to show the poetry created about a thousand years ago is still alive for music and poetry lovers.

The music was heard...
The music was heard...
  ...and beautiful poems
...and beautiful poems
  One of the books  discovered by music and poetry lovers
One of the books discovered by music and poetry lovers
Emily Slivko
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