They must know, then, that the above-named gentleman whenever he was at leisure (which was mostly all the year round) gave himself up to reading books of chivalry with such ardour and avidity that he almost entirely neglected the pursuit of his field-sports, and even the management of his property; and to such a pitch did his eagerness and infatuation go that he sold many an acre of tillageland to buy books of chivalry to read, and brought home as many of them as he could get.
Regina Jentian dirigent
But of all there were none he liked so well as those of the famous Feliciano de Silva’s composition, for their lucidity of style and complicated conceits were as pearls in his sight, particularly when in his reading he came upon courtships and cartels, where he often found passages like „the reason of the unreason with which my reason is afflicted so weakens my reason that with reason I murmur at your beauty;“ or again, „the high heavens render you deserving of the desert your greatness deserves.“
Regina Jentian, već sa dvanaest godina zainteresovala se za muziku za orgulje. Sa petnaest godina otpočela je svoje obrazovanje kao organista i horski dirigent, a potom je u Jerusalimu i Berlinu studirala komparativnu muzikologiju i jevrejske studije. I sama je mnogo godina pevala u horu sinagoge, gde je dobila svoj umetnički impuls kroz rad sa kantorom Estrongo Nagamom, a od 1998. godine je organista i horski dirigent (choirmaster) sinagoge Pecalosištrase u Berlinu – Šarlotenburg. Jentianova je naročito ponosna na njen projekat – Luis Levandovski festival, čiji je umetnički direktor od 2011. godine, a na kojem učestvuju sinagogalni horvi iz celog sveta, izvodeći u muzičkoj tradiciji Luisa Levandovskog program iz oblasti evropske i američke muzičke sinagogalne muzike XIX i XX veka ili jevrejske pesme Istočne Evrope i Izraela.
Already at the age of 12, Regina Yantian became interested in organ music. At the age of fifteen, she began her education as an organist and choirmaster and subsequently studied comparative musicology and Jewish studies in Jerusalem and Berlin. Since 1998 she is organist and choirmaster of the synagogue Pestalozzistraße in Berlin-Charlottenburg. For many years Yantian sang herself in the synagogue choir and got her artistic impulses through her work with Cantor Estrongo Nachama. She is also the director of the Synagogue Ensemble Berlin, which is known far beyond the borders of Berlin. Yantian is particularly proud of her latest project: since 2011 she has been Artistic Director of the Louis Lewandowski Festival, inviting synagogue choirs from all over the world to dedicate themselves to Louis Lewandowski’s tradition. As part of the cultural program, the municipalities have two programs to choose from European and American Synagogal Music of the 19th and 20th Century and Jewish songs from Eastern Europe and Israel.