“Good Friday in Jerusalem: Medieval Byzantine Chant from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre” – Cappella Romana/ Alexander Lingas – Cappella Romana
Cappella Romana continues their standard-setting course of Byzantine recordings.
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.
“Al Combate: Rediscovered Galant Music from Eighteenth-Century Mexico” = Works of JERUSALEM & BILLIONI – Soloists/ Chicago Arts Chorale & Orch./ Javier Jose Mendoza – Navona
Unusual repertory that is well worth hearing, coupled with sprightly performances make for an hour of real pleasure.
BRAHMS: String Quartet in A Minor; Clarinet Quintet in B Minor – Sharon Kam, clarinet/ Jerusalem Q. – Harmonia mundi
An excellent Second Quartet and a Clarinet Quintet that, despite a few quibbles, is beautifully played.
Mindru Katz Plays in Concert = CHOPIN: 24 Preludes; MARCELLO: Adagio from Oboe Concerto in D Minor; KABALEVSKY: 3 Preludes – Cembal d’amour
Mindru Katz again asserts himself as a Chopinist extraordinaire in these Preludes from Jerusalem, 1969.