Jordan Randall Smith, Jessica Abel, Ars Nova Dallas - Raub (Theft)

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This scene narrates a story of Pierrot’s mischief. Like a Halloween night, or a campfire tale, the adventure unfolds. Pierrot and his drinking buddies plan to grave rob! But before they can acquire the jewels, they are spooked by glowing red eyes!

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

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Rote, fürstliche Rubine, Red, princely rubies,
Blutge Tropfen alten Ruhmes, Bloody drops of old fame,
Schlummern in den Totenschreinen, Sleep in the deads' caskets,
Drunten in den Grabgewolben. Below in the grave vaults.

Nachts, mit seinen Zechkumpanen, Nights, with his cronies,
Steigt Pierrot hinab - zu rauben Pierrot descends--to rob
Rote, fürstliche Rubine, Red, princely rubies,
Blutge Tropfen alten Ruhmes. Bloody drops of old fame.

Doch da - strauben sich die Haare, But there--their hair on end,
Bleiche Furcht bannt sie am Platze: Pale fear charms them to the spot:
Durch die Finsternis - wie Augen! - Through the gloom--like eyes--
Stieren aus den Totenschreinen Stare from the deads' caskets
Rote, fürstliche Rubine. Red, princely rubies.


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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