Remembrance

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
Although this Swedish release features four Jewish-themed works that touch upon the idea of remembrance, only one, the final "Requiem Ebraico" of Erich Zeisl, was specifically shaped by the Holocaust. Zeisl, an Austrian Jew who fled to the U.S. and began to write film scores among them The Postman Always Rings Twice, suffered the loss of his father and many of his friends in concentration camps in the war's grim final years. Listeners must judge his requiem a setting of Psalm 92 according to their own experiences; it is an unusual work with its contrasts among operatic duets, Jewish modal inflections, and rather academic final fugue. Two other works on the program feature...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
Although this Swedish release features four Jewish-themed works that touch upon the idea of remembrance, only one, the final "Requiem Ebraico" of Erich Zeisl, was specifically shaped by the Holocaust. Zeisl, an Austrian Jew who fled to the U.S. and began to write film scores among them The Postman Always Rings Twice, suffered the loss of his father and many of his friends in concentration camps in the war's grim final years. Listeners must judge his requiem a setting of Psalm 92 according to their own experiences; it is an unusual work with its contrasts among operatic duets, Jewish modal inflections, and rather academic final fugue. Two other works on the program feature soloists of Israeli origin in Jewish works separate from the immediate impulse of the Holocaust; flutist Sharon Bezaly is especially effective in Leonard Bernstein's "Halil" 1981, dedicated to the memory of a young flutist killed in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. The work is an admirable example of Bernstein's ability to reduce his Mahlerian idiom to small dimensions, and Bezaly's extremely dramatic flute playing stands up to the work's vigorous percussion writing. Violinist Vadim Guzman delivers a precise reading of Bloch's "Baal Shem" 1939 shaped by the Russian Jewish school of violin playing that remained the standard for so long. The program opens with Arnold Schoenberg's tonal and English-language "Kol Nidre, Op. 39," of 1938, with speaker and choir. As usual with the programs of twentieth century music on the BIS label, this one adds up to more than the sum of its parts; the Schoenberg work defines the parameters of the music, and even though the ensembles involved in the four pieces differ greatly the entire group holds together and makes a cumulative impact, at least until the final piece. Once again, BIS has located a top-notch regional orchestra in the São Paulo Symphony and backed it with impressive sonics. This reimagination of the Jewish strain in music of the twentieth century is highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • Label: Bis
  • EAN: 7318590016503
  • Catalog Number: 1650
  • Sales rank: 142,012

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Disc 1
  1. 1 Kol Nidre, for narrator, chorus & orchestra, Op. 39 - Arnold Schoenberg & John Neschling (13:54)
    Composed byArnold Schoenberg
    Conducted byJohn Neschling
    Performed byJohn Neschling, Naomi Munakata, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir
  2. 2 Halil, nocturne for flute solo, piccolo, alto flute, percussion & harp; also for flute, piano & percussion - Leonard Bernstein & John Neschling (14:51)
    Composed byLeonard Bernstein
    Conducted byJohn Neschling
    Performed byJohn Neschling, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir
  3. 3–5 Baal Shem: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra) - Ernest Bloch & Vadim Gluzman (15:18)
    Composed byErnest Bloch
    Conducted byJohn Neschling
    Performed byJohn Neschling, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir
    1. 3 Vidui (Contrition)
    2. 4 Nigun (Improvisation)
    3. 5 Simchas Torah (Rejoicing)
  4. 6 Requiem Ebraico (Hebrew Requiem, the 92nd Psalm) - Erich Zeisl & John Neschling (18:59)
    Composed byErich Zeisl
    Conducted byJohn Neschling
    Performed byJohn Neschling, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir, Rodrigo Esteves, Luisa Francesconi, Gabriella Pace
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John Neschling Primary Artist
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