Four Ladino Folk Songs
Durme, Durme: Four Ladino Folk Songs is a song cycle by Canadian composer Elisha Denburg. It was commissioned for Crossing Borders with support from the Ontario Arts Council. Its digital broadcast premièred in December 2021 on the Crossing Borders: Shifting the Lens program. This song cycle is a personal exploration of a unique aspect of Elisha’s Jewish and musical heritage: Judeo-Spanish poetry and song. It uses the poems’ traditional melodies as springboards to a newly rendered work, in the Jewish tradition of “renewing days as of old.”
Featuring Tara Scott on piano.
Nominated for Classical Recording of the Year in 2023 by Music Nova Scotia.