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Ben-Haim: Music of Israel / Wellber, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Ben-haim / Barainsky / Wellber
Release Date: 11/06/2020 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 20169  
Composer:  Paul Ben-Haim
Performer:  Alex JakemanClaudia BarainskyJohn Bradbury
Conductor:  Omer Meir Wellber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Paul Frankenburger, (born in Munich on 5 July 1897) was a successful conductor and composer in Bavaria, until he lost his position at the Augsburg Opera due to a financial crisis at the opera house. In 1933, he left Germany and immigrated to Mandatory Palestine. Immediately upon arriving at the new country, he changed his name to Paul Ben- Haim, and within a few years he established himself as a cultural icon, a highly esteemed and influential composer, and the founder of a new musical tradition. Some consider Ben-Haim the national composer of the young state established in 1948, fifteen years after his immigration. The compositions on this album are closely linked to those dramatic years, during which he changed homelands, swapped Read more identities, and, to a large degree, even replaced, or forged, his own unique personal style. Omer Meir Wellber, new chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, makes his Chandos debut with this first album in a series dedicated to exploring the music of Israel. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pan, Op. 17 by Paul Ben-Haim
Performer:  Alex Jakeman (Flute), Claudia Barainsky (Soprano)
Conductor:  Omer Meir Wellber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Israel 
2.
Pastorale Variee for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 31b by Paul Ben-Haim
Performer:  John Bradbury (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Omer Meir Wellber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Israel 
3.
Symphony no 1 by Paul Ben-Haim
Conductor:  Omer Meir Wellber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Israel  

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