Eine blasse Wäscherin (An Ethereal Washerwoman)

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    Live from the 2009 Dallas Festival of Modern Music: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21. Conductor Jordan Randall Smith leads Ars Nova Dallas at the 2009 Dallas Festival of Modern Music. Disc is signed. Visit www.jordanrsmith.com for more information.

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The moon, depicted as a pale washer woman. Young and beautiful, one might equate her with a nymph that lures Pierrot deeper into his self-loss.

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

More information at www.jordanrsmith.com

lyrics

Eine blasse Wäscherin A faded laundress
Wäscht zur Nachtzeit bleiche Tücher; Washes nighttime's pale clothes
Nackte, silberweiße Arme Naked, silver white arms
Streckt sie nieder in die Flut. She stretches down into the flood.

Durch die Lichtung schleichen Winde, Through the clearing creeping winds
Leis bewegen sie den Strom. Slightly agitate the stream.
Eine blasse Wäscherin A faded laundress
Wäscht zur Nachtzeit bleiche Tücher. Washes nighttime's pale clothes.

Und die sanfte Magd des Himmels, And the calm maid of the sky
Von den Zweigen zart umschmeichelt, By twigs tenderly flattered
Breitet auf die dunklen Wiesen Spreads across the dark meadows
ihre lichtgewobnen Linnen - Her light-woven linen--
Eine blasse Wäscherin. A faded laundress.

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from Pierrot Lunaire, released August 15, 2014

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Jordan Randall Smith Baltimore, Maryland

Award-winning conductor Jordan Randall 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, Asst. Conductor of the Peabody Opera Theater, and a Cover Conductor with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. ... more

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