Jordan Randall Smith, Jessica Abel, Ars Nova Dallas - Der kranke Monde (The Sick Moon)

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Pierrot blames the moon outright for his woes - unrequited love, loss of inspiration. The moon taunts him.

Conductor Jordan Randall Smith conducts Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. Smith leads Ars Nova Dallas at the 2009 Dallas Festival of Modern Music.

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Du nächtig todeskranker Mond You nocturnal deathsick moon
Dort auf des Himmels schwarzem Pfühl, There on the sky's black pillow.
Dein Blick, so fiebernd übergroß, Your gaze, gross with fever
Bannt mich wie fremde Melodie. Enchants me like alien melody.

An unstillbarem Liebesleid On insatiable love's body
Stirbst du, an Sehnsucht, tief erstickt, You die, of longing, buried deep,
Du nächtig todeskranker Mond Your nocturnal deathsick moon
Dort auf des Himmels schwarzem Pfühl. There on the sky's black pillow

Den Liebsten, der im Sinnenrausch The beloved, who in senses' riot
Gedankenlos zur Liebsten schleicht, Thoughtless creeps to the beloved,
Belustigt deiner Strahlen Spiel - Is amused by your beams' play--
Dein bleiches, qualgebornes Blut, Your pale blood wrung from torment,
Du nächtig todeskranker Mond. Your nocturnal deathsick moon.


from Ars Nova Dallas Plays Pierrot, released January 21, 2013



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Jordan Randall Smith Baltimore, Maryland

Classical musician Jordan Smith is a conductor, percussionist, vocalist, writer, composer, music educator, and writer from Dallas currently living in Baltimore. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Dallas Festival of Modern Music and a Cover Conductor with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. ... more

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