The Bride Unfastens Her Braids, The Groom Faints
Eitan Steinberg: Research, Music arrangements.
Etty BenZaken: Research, Vocal performance.
This project includes Eitan Steinberg's arrangements of Judeo Spanish love songs and wedding songs in Ladino and Hekitiya, set for Etty BenZaken's voice in several versions:
* Orchestral version for voice & chamber orchestra;
* Chamber versions for voice and various ensembles;
* Duo version for voice and guitar.
Since 1999, this project was widely performed by BenZaken in Israel, Europe and the US. It was recorded on Israeli TV and featured on a CD on New Albion Records (1999). A new double-CD was released in celebration of the projects' 20th anniversary, in 2019.
The 20th anniversary concert, on youtube >>