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Avanticlassic

Ver Bin Ikh! – Myriam Fuks (1 Hybrid SACD)

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Avanticlassic is particularly proud to release one of the most ambitious Yiddish albums to date. Revolving around the larger-than-life personality of alto Myriam Fuks, this project brings together a stupendous array of musical guests. From the poet of the piano Evgeny Kissin to the legendary Martha Argerich, from cult cellist Mischa Maisky to the most talented musicians of the new generation: pianists Polina Leschenko, Lily Maisky and composer Alexander Gurning, violinist Alissa Margulis and altist Nathan Braude; all eagerly accepted to exceptionally step out of the classical repertoire to record a Yiddish song. Additional guests include some of Myriam’s dearest musical friends such as Belgian jazz legend Philip Catherine, internationally celebrated violinist Michael Guttman, respected Yiddish authority Zahava Seewald, creamy toned singer Myriam Lakatos (Roby’s daughter), rising star singer Sarina Cohn and Myriam’s niece-of-heart Mona Miodezky.

Further international stars joining Myriam on this album: French actor, director and playwriter Edouard Baer (Molière award and Globe de Cristal award winner) and cult French Jazz singer/songwriter Michel Jonasz. The ensemble accompanying Myriam is made of first-rate musicians: accordion sensation Aldo Granato, stirring clarinetist Christel Borghlevens, bass player Oscar Németh and father and daughter, violinist Klaudia and guitarist Laszlo Balógh. The first violin part is devoted to nobody less than supernatural Gypsy violinist – and Myriam’s soul brother – the stunning Roby Lakatos, performing on 13 tracks!

If you wish to immerse yourself in this moving journey narrating the life, the humor and the hopes of the Jewish Communities of Central Europe at the turn of the 20th Century, this album is an absolute must.

A unique homage featuring songs, each a hidden gem, brought back from the edge of oblivion by the world’s most sought-after musicians thanks to the incomparable talent of Myriam Fuks.