Connections

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Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 Permalink

The Hebraic Connection 2

"Old Klezmer Music," by Leon Zernitsky

 

Many composers—Jewish or not—have incorporated Hebraic themes and styles into their music, and whether religious or secular in spirit, their approach to the material displays a wonderful diversity

We’ve explored some of this territory before, and in this hour we continue the journey, with works by Mahler, Ravel, Korngold, Rezníček, Bernstein, and more.

FEATURED RECORDINGS

Title

Group/Artist

Catalog #

UPC

Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Chicago Symphony, Claudio Abbado

Deutsche Grammophon 400033-2

3259140003328

The Magic of the Klezmer [for Ele Chomdo Libi]

Giora Feidman

Delos DE4005

013491400525

Klezmer Concertos and Encores [for Weinberg’s Canzonetta]

 

David Krakauer, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz

Naxos 8.559403

 

0636943940327

Prayer [for “Lullaby” from Dmitry Shostakovich’s From Jewish Folk Poetry, as arranged by Mikail Bronner]

Sol Gabetta, Amsterdam Sinfonietta

 

Sony 88883762172

888837621724

Bernstein: Symphony No. 1,“Jeremiah”

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

Chandos CHAN 9889

095115988923

The Cantorial Voice of the Cello [for Ravel “Kaddisch”]

Coenraad Bloemendal, Valerie Tryon

Dorian DOR-90208

053479020826

Diamond:  Symphony No. 3, Psalm, Kaddish

Janos Starker, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz

Naxos 8.559155

636943915523

Mercury Living Presence Collector's Edition: [for Bruch Kol Nidre]

Janos Starker

Mercury Living Presence 478 35663566

028947835660

Reznicek: Chamisso Variations, etc [for Symphonic Variations on Kol Nidrey]

WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne, Michail Jurowski

 

CPO 777 047-2

761203704729

Alkan: Preludes, Op. 31 [for “Ancient Melody of the Synagogue,” from Preludes in all Major and Minor Keys]

Laurent Martin

Marco Polo 8.223284

0730099328425

John Williams Greatest Hits [for main theme from Schindler’s List]

 

Itzhak Perlman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Williams,

MCA 10969

008811096922

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