Lyalkele

“Lyalkele” (Little Doll)
Sung by Muriel Hirschman and Myriam Molinet

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I think “Lyalkele” is right up there with Brahms’ iconic “Lullaby” and the Welsh traditional song “All Through the Night.” The lyrics may appear simplistic and uninteresting on paper (“go to sleep, my little doll”), but the lilting melody in waltz time transforms the song into something hypnotically spellbinding.

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Marion Jacobson

Marion Jacobson was formerly a freelance author and writer in New York City before her growing collection of kitchen gadgets and cookbooks forced her to move Upstate. There she continues all of these activities with her husband and two lovely children, ages 6 and 8, while attempting to grow vegetables.