Jordan Randall Smith, Jessica Abel, Ars Nova Dallas - Mondestrunken (Drunk with Moonlight)

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The work opens from the poet’s perspective. He sets the scene. Pierrot is heard in the music, though not yet mentioned by name. We hear the moonlight, painted by the instruments.

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

More information at www.jordanrsmith.com

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Den Wein, den man mit Augen trinkt, The wine that one drinks with the eyes
Gießt Nachts der Mond in Wogen nieder, The moon spills nights into the waves,
Und eine Springflut überschwemmt And a Springflood overflows
Den stillen Horizont. The silent horizon.

Gelüste schauerlich und süß, Desires, visible and sweet
Durchschwimmen ohne Zahl die Fluten! Countless swim across the flood.
Den Wein, den man mit Augen trinkt, The wine that one drinks with the eyes
Gießt Nachts der Mond in Wogen nieder. The moon spills nights into the waves.

Der Dichter, den die Andacht treibt, The poet, who practices devotion,
Berauscht sich an dem heilgen Tranke, Enrapts himself on the holy drink,
Gen Himmel wendet er verzückt He turns against the sky ecstatic
Das Haupt und taumelnd saugt und schlürit er Headlong reeling sucks and slurps
Den Wein, den man mit Augen trinkt. The wine, that one drinks with the eyes.

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from Ars Nova Dallas Plays Pierrot, track released January 23, 2010

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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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