Many people play the violin, Many great violinists are Jewish, Many have used their influence to support Jewish causes but none has shown such a deep love and respect for Yiddish music as Mr. Perlman has.
As he reached one more peak in his ever more famous career, Mr. Perlman could have dedicated his time, it's attention and resources to so many things. Instead, he decided to record Tradition a collection of nine popular Yiddish songs.
He even got the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to play along in one of the very few Yiddish recordings this orchestra has ever done.
With this recording, Perlman added new life and new visibility to some of the most popular, oldest, and well known Yiddish songs giving them the added value of "classic respectability".
Roshinkes Mit Mandlen is probably one of the best known Yiddish lullabies. What is not so well known is that this song was originally an aria from Goldfaden's operetta Shulamit , written in the late 1800 and one of Yiddish's most successful operettas.
With the success of Shulamit, Roshinkes Mit Mandlen soon become a turn of the century popular hit mainly because its message is a statement of optimism and faith in the Jewish values and their future. With this classical interpretation of Roshinkes Mit Mandlen, Perlman brings this song back to it's cradle. Born in classical music, Roshinkes mit Mandlen is back home.
And because of this and his love and dedication to Yiddish Music and his strong belief in it's future we honor Itzhak Perlman
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