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Pierrot imagines his his childhood nanny (duenna) but then realizes that it is only the moon playing tricks on him.

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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Stricknadeln, blank und blinkend, Knitting needles, bright and gleaming
In ihrem grauen Haar, In her gray hair,
Sitzt die Duenna murmelnd, The duenna sits muttering
Im roten Röckchen da. There in a small red dress.

Sie wartet in der Laube, She's waits in the arbor;
Sie liebt Pierrot mit Schmerzen, She loves Pierrot painfully,
Stricknadeln, blank und blinkend, Knitting needles, bright and gleaming
In ihrem grauen Haar. In her gray hair.

Da plötzlich - horch! - ein Wispern! The suddenly--hark!--a whisper!
Ein Windhauch kichert leise: A wind breath giggles softly:
Der Mond, der böse Spötter, The moon, that nasty mocker
Äfft nach mit seinen Strahlen - Apes her with his rays--
Stricknadeln, blink und blank. Knitting needles, bright and gleaming.

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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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