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Bloch: Avodath Hakodesh; Bach: Cantata, Bwv 140

Bloch / Bach / Purcell / Hager / Ipo / Atherton
Release Date: 01/11/2011 
Label:  Helicon   Catalog #: 9623   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachErnest Bloch
Performer:  Ilya KonovalovIsrael KastorianoKlaus HagerDudu Carmel,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'...In my mind, Leonard Bernstein, who was always very close to this piece, gave us the best recording to date, though Bloch's own version (Want Listed by John Bauman in Fanfare 23:2, and now available on Pearl 164) has many adherents, rightfully so. This issue by Mehta and forces from 2008 I find to be quite strong, with fervent singing and radiant playing by the IPO, better in fact than Bernstein had, and his was very good...' '...In my mind, Leonard Bernstein, who was always very close to this piece, gave us the best recording to date, though Bloch's own version (Want Listed by John Bauman in Fanfare 23:2, and now available on Pearl 164) has many adherents, rightfully so. This issue by Mehta and forces from 2008 I find to be quite strong, with fervent singing and radiant playing by the IPO, better in fact than Bernstein had, and his was very good...' Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ilya Konovalov (Violin), Israel Kastoriano (Organ), Klaus Hager (),
Dudu Carmel (Oboe), Talia Or (), Douglas Purcell ()
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Live  Jerusalem, ICC International Center / Je 
Length: 24 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2.
Avodath hakodesh by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Thomas Hampson ()
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1933; Switzerland 
Venue:  Live  Jerusalem, ICC International Center / Je 
Length: 12 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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