JWQ Showcase 2017

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

USA: Erik Friedlander - Illuminations (SkipStone Records 2015)

An encounter with ancient books sparks the imagination of cellist Erik Friedlander in his latest solo release.

ILLUMINATIONS, cellist Erik Friedlander’s latest solo release was originally commissioned by the Jewish Museum in New York City which hosted an exhibit of ancient books from Oxford University’s Bodleian Collection.  The exhibit  brought together ancient illuminated texts in Arabic, Latin and Hebrew.

Tracks List:
1. Invocation - Seshat (2:40)
2. Prelude - Scriptorium (6:16)
3. Madrigal - Siddur (4:40)
4. Chant - Illuminations (3:51)
5. Cham - Hypnotique (3:08)
6. Tarantella - The Serpent (4:49)
7. Fantasia - Zodiac (3:46)
8. Chant - Kaddish (4:20)
9. Madrigal - The Virgin & the Unicorn (4:07)
10. Pavan - Hildegard (4:35)


http://www.erikfriedlander.com/