Chayei Adam (Life Cycle), Suite Grotesque
A baby is born – Skating – By the campfire – First love – Military service – Wedding – The boss and young secretary – Political speech – Aging – Regressing back to childhood & Finale
Recording from 1959:
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Entertainment Ensemble of Kol Israel
Itzhak Shimoni, Narrator
Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society
Chayei Adam (Hebrew for Life Cycle) consists of ten episodes that masterfully describe the progression of a person’s life through their personal milestones. Lavry’s humor and wittiness come to life in this composition.
The Israeli Broadcasting Service was invited to submit a composition to an international contest of European stations. It was decided to send Lavry’s suite with link-passages by Dan Almagor and narrated by Itzhak Shimoni.