Jordan Randall Smith, Jessica Abel, Ars Nova Dallas - Die Kreuze (The Crosses)

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Pierrot resigns himself to martyrdom. A somber but accepting peace befalls 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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Heilge Kreuze sind die Verse, Holy crosses are the verses
Dran die Dichter stumm verbluten, That the poet mutely bleeds for,
Blindgeschlagen von der Geier Stricken blind by the vulture
Flatterndem Gespensterschwarme! Flapping swarm of ghosts.

In den Leibern schwelgten Schwerter, Swords gorged upon corpses,
Prunkend in des Blutes Scharlach! On parade in blood scarlet!
Heilge Kreuze sind die Verse, Holy crosses are the verses
Dran die Dichter stumm verbluten. That the poet mutely bleeds for.

Tot das Haupt - erstarrt die Locken - Dead the head--stiff the ringlets--
Fern, verweht der Lärm des Pöbels. Far the scattered noise of rabble.
Langsam sinkt die Sonne nieder, Slowly the sun sinks below,
Eine rote Königskrone. - A red king's crown.--
Heilge Kreuze sind die Verse! Holy crosses are the verses!


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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