On "Rozhinkes mit Mandlen" - (2018)
This melody is often ascribed to Abraham Goldfaden (1840-1908), appearing in his "Shulamis," though others say it was sued or adapted from an earlier source. In Yiddish, the title is ראָזשינקעס מיט מאַנדלען. "Raisins and almonds" sings to a child of the best things that might come through life, the lyrics hinting at tragedy which can become triumph.
The opening harmonic color lingers across many measures as introduction to the theme begun at measure 15 in the alto.
The melody is taken up in the bass line at the allegro, and then in variations found thereafter.
4 pages, circa 6' 00" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano score.
On "Rozhinkes mit Mandlen"