Written by Max Wolpert
Performed by the Berklee World Strings, directed by Eugene Friesen
Sarah Hubbard, solo violin | Mairi Chaimbeul, harp
Recorded live at the Berklee Performance Center, March 7, 2016
In Jewish legend, the golem was a hulking, powerful man sculpted out of clay and given life by the Rabbi Loew to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution by the Holy Roman Emperor. In this piece, the golem gets a break from his more-serious tasks and attempts a hora, a traditional Jewish dance.