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The Mystical Awakening - It is said that Abraham sat in the "opening of the tent" the great master Rabbi Levi Isaac of Berdichev interpreted this to mean that Abraham was always at the beginning, he was never an expert in religion or Godly matters. He was always waking up to the new perceptions of beauty and majesty that the world and his experience of it showed him. This is the essential idea of a "Mystical Awakening." A true Mystic is constantly awakening to new and deeper understandings of experience. In the music of "The Mystical Awakening" I present to you a new way of looking at four Hasidic meditation songs, or nigunim. They bring us into and bring into us a broad sense of experiencing the Divine. Open your mind to them and they will open themselves to you.
This music was recorded live at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall by a freelance orchestra that included members of the Boston Lyric Opera Pit Orchestra and was conducted by Gilbert Trout.