Israel Philharmonic Archive
SCHOENBERG: Pelleas und Melisande; Variations for Orch. – Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon
Zubin Mehta leads two distinct personae in the Schoenberg canon, and they persist in their testing of our musical perceptions.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C Major; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 – Mindru Katz, piano/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Josef Krips – Cembal d’amour
Mindru Katz at his elegant and explosive best in the music of Beethoven and Brahms.
The Huberman Week Festival = Works of BACH, VIVALDI, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR, SIBELIUS & BARTOK – violin soloists/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon (4 CDs)
Devotees of “the Jewish fiddle” will discover virtuoso treasures from this Festival of Music devoted to Bronislaw Huberman, from Israel, 1982.
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.
SCHOENBERG: Gurrelieder; Verklaerte Nacht – Soloissts/ Prague Philharmonic Choir/ Bertini Israeli Choir/ Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Zubin Mehta – Helicon (2 CDs)
Zubin Mehta and assembled forces address two lushly romantic scores by Arnold Schoenberg, perhaps the culmination of and the farewell to the 19th Century post-Wagner aesthetic.
A shocker of a recording from an unexpected source. Mahlerians and Bernstein fans will have to have it.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”; RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales – Israel Philharmonic Orch./ Giuseppe Sinopoli – Helicon
Giuseppe Sinopoli’s appearance before the Israel Philharmonic exhibits both disciplined power and sheer elegance, adding new strings to his legendary harp.
TCHAIKOVSKY: String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 3; String Sextet “Souvenir de Florence” – The IPO Richter String Q./ Vladislav Krasnov, viola/ Kirill Mihanovsky, cello – Helicon (2 CDs)
A banner recording of the complete Tchaikovsky string quartets and thrilling sextet, brilliantly recorded in Tel Aviv, 12-15 September 2010.