PAUL BEN-HAIM: Joram – Katharina Persicke, sop./ Carsten Suss, tenor/ Bernd Valentin, bar./ Miklos Sebestyen, bass/ Munich Motet Choir/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Hayko Siemens – Helicon Classics
An historical recording—Ben Haim’s last work before he left Germany, the one he felt was his greatest.
Pnina Salzman plays Mediterranean Piano Music = STUTSCHEWSKY: 3 Movements from Landscapes of Israel; AVIDOM: Four Impressions; BEN-HAIM: Five Pieces; SETER: Chaconne and Scherzo; BRAUN: Sonata; AVNI: Sonata No. 1 – Pnina Salzman, p. – Music in Israel
Israeli keyboard legend Pnina Salzman celebrates her native land in contemporary music fashioned specifically from Middle-Eastern sources.
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D Minor; BEN-HAIM: Three Songs; BARBER: Violin Concerto – Zina Schiff, violin/ MAV Sym. Orch./ Avlana Eisenberg – MSR Classics
Veteran Zina Schiff displays her technical acumen and poetic sensibility; the Barber Concerto stands out in energetic collaboration with conductor Avlana Eisenberg.
Alon Goldstein / Israeli Music for Piano = JOSEF TAL: Sonata; MORDECAI SETER: Moto perpetuo; BEN-ZION ORGAD: Toccata; JAN RADZYNSKI: Canto; PAUL BEN-HAIM: Music 1967 – Alon Goldstein, p. – Israel Music Institute
Israeli piano music in the twentieth century: something borrowed, something new.
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D; BARBER: Violin Concerto; PAUL BEN-HAIM: Three Songs Without Words – Zina Schiff, violin/ MAV Sym. Orch./ Avlana Eisenberg – MSR Classics
A very good recording of Schiff’s art, noticeable with especial radiance in the Barber.