Mikhail Bronner «Long Return»

Book of Songs

«Long Return» (Book of Songs) for choral theatre (2009) – twenty songs in Yiddish is one of his most successful combinations of Eastern (Jewish) and Western music. Bronner’s stile was created from, and rooted in both… The composer’s talent and unique performing style of Boris Pevzner’s Choral Theatre has turned them in to a complete musical event – The Book of Songs – an epic song about the disappeared world of little settlements, about an archipelago, that had vanished from the face of the Earth. An Archipelago, where they used to greet, say goodbyes, say their words of love in the language that nearly disappeared in Holocaust – in Yiddish. The language that managed to survive, and not to a small extend due to its songs – funny, sad, wise…