CONTRIBUTOR

Alex Weiser

Alex Weiser is a composer and the Director of Public Programs of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. His debut album, and all the days were purple, was named a 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Music. Released by Cantaloupe Music in April 2019, the album includes songs in Yiddish and English. He is also the composer of State of the Jews, an opera with librettist Ben Kaplan based on the life of Theodor Herzl.

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Texts & Translation

בעטהאָװענס לבֿנה־סאָנאַטע

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

Sh. Bastomski

Translation by Alex Weiser

A children’s tale, written by Shloyme Bastomski and telling the fictionalized origin story of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

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