Friday, May 4, 2012

Eugene Brancoveanu singing "Vi menr lebn" from The Thomashefsky's

Eugene Brancoveanu

When we saw Eugene Brancoveanu's latest post on YouTube of the title song from Joseph Rumshinsky's "Vi mener libn" (The Way Men Love), we figured it was worthy of its own post.

The piece is featured in the show "The Thomashefskys," which has been a project of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. "The Thomasefsky's" features the Yiddish music of shows that played in the theater houses of the Lower East Side in New York and other American cities to which the Thomashefsky troupe traveled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Michael Tilson Thomas, rescued, researched, edited and arranged countless old scores. Much of it had to be restored according to his memory of how his grandmother Bessie Thomashefsky, father Ted Thomas and uncle Harry Thomashefsky performed the numbers in the living room of his North Hollywood family home in the 1950s.

To learn more about this project, click HERE

Here is Eugene Brancoveanu singing "Vi menr lebn":

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