From Yiddish folk tunes, to traditional and modern liturgical settings, to Broadway and the movies, these 18 songs represent Howard Lutwak's desire to bring to a broader audience these beautiful and moving works that span the generations of Jewish tradition. In Judaism, the number 18 is considered a lucky number because the Hebrew letters that represent the number 18 also spell the word “chai” which means “life.“
Howard Lutwak, guitar
Born in Hollywood, California, Howard begain playing the guitar at the age of eight. He has performed as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. He studied with Segovia student Professor Ronald Purcell at California State University, Northridge, with Frederick Noad at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, with John Duarte at the Cannington International Guitar Summer School and in master classes with Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Manuel Barrueco. Howard has performed on the CDs Songs of Angels and Caro Mio Ben.
Laura Halladay, flute
Laura Halladay has performed extensively in concerts, recordings and for television and video productions. She was the recipient of a gold record for her flute playing on the Linda Ronstadt album Canciones de mi Padre.
Cover art is by the renowned Israeli artist, Bracha Lavee.
For relaxation or meditation, this collection of 18 favorite songs will make an excellent gift at Hannukah or any time of the year.
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