Professor Anna Shternshis on honouring a destroyed culture

Anna Shternshis

‘Musically it sounds amazing.” We spoke to University of Toronto professor Anna Shternshis about lost Yiddish lyrics written by Soviet Jews during the Second World War and recently set to music by poet-musician Psoy Korolenko. The music, reconstructions in the style of popular Russian music of the 1940s, will be premiered in a concert on Wednesday at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, performed by Mr. Korolenko, Russian-born Juno-winning jazzer Sophie Milman, Russia’s Trio Loyko and others.

by Brad Wheeler 

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