String-Bow and Arrow etches a clearly defined, lively composition
through strong dance rhythms driven by Arabic drums.
The song The Coffin with its Lid Remote from Fleischer's cycle
Girl-Butterfly-Girl, her signature piece, is especially moving
and is beautifully sung by Patricia Adkins Chiti.
Fleischer highlights the direct power of the soul-searching text for
Mein Volk by using a guitar accompaniment. This is perhaps
the most arresting work on the disc.
June Ottenberg, IAWM (International Alliance of Women in Music) Journal,
Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 1998
A DYNAMO CALLED FLEISCHER
"To the Fruit of My Land", a guitar solo in four movements,
here in the excellent playing of Jose Luis Rodrigo, exact and poetic,
The disc comes to an end with the charming Strings - Bow and Arrow,
oriental in color, a graceful toccata with an Indian flavor, with
Chen Zimbalista on Arab drums.
Preceding it is Salt Crystals for symphony orchestra, marking
a new avenue for Fleischer, who announced that she is now addressing
herself to symphonic writing. The opening is interesting - the strings
are subdued after the course of the percussion instruments (bongos),
the texture becomes more dense, the wind instruments (flutes) tending
to enter vigorously, the orchestra swells up, calms down, swells up
again, another entrance of the winds, stronger dynamics, a climax
that almost attains the limits of possibility; the orchestra bursts
out in an angry unison, a short silence ensues and a return to the
general interplay between percussion and orchestra, which actually
serves as the basis for the whole piece. If one judges according to
this example, Fleischer's entry into the symphonic world is a vital,
positive turning point in her writing.
Asher Azrialov, MUSIKA, Issue No. 4, Winter 1998
CD Track List - "Around the World with Tsippi Fleischer"
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In Chromatic Mood
Masks and Pipes
The Clock Wants to Sleep
Resuscitation – 5 Miniatures for Cello Solo
7 of 10 Fragments for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
From Girl-Butterfly-Girl (soprano, flute and cello; sung in Arabic)
Ballad of Expected Death in Cairo
To the Fruit of My Land – Suite for guitar solo
From Girl-Butterfly-Girl (mezzo-soprano, flute and cello; sung in Arabic)
- No. 1: Piece of Earth
- No. 3: The Coffin with Its Lid Remote
Symphony No. 1: Salt Crystals
Strings – Bows and Arrow