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Milken Archive - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco


Release Date: 09/23/2003 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559404   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Ana Maria MartinezJeremy CohenTed ChristopherHugh Potton,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerRonald CorpNeil Levin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields ChorusLondon Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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"This is one of the purest and most touching compositions you have ever written," wrote fellow émigré composer Ernst Toch to his friend Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco after hearing his cantata Naomi and Ruth. For Castelnuovo-Tedesco, America offered new opportunities to deepen and develop his Italian musical heritage and his Jewish spirituality. He dreamed that he might hear his Sacred Service "once in the synagogues of Florence," but instead this major work was premiered at New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue, establishing
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Works on This Recording

1. Naomi and Ruth, Op. 137 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Ana Maria Martinez (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/2000 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Sacred Service, Op. 122 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Jeremy Cohen (Violin), Ted Christopher (Baritone), Hugh Potton (Organ),
Rabbi Rodney Mariner (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Ronald Corp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943/1950; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, UK 
Length: 8 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3. Prayers my Grandfather Wrote: Tema by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Barbara Harbach (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4. Memorial Service for the Departed, Op. 192: Adonai Ma Adam by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Simon Spiro (Cantor), McNeil Robinson (Organ)
Conductor:  Neil Levin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Cantorial Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
5. Memorial Service for the Departed, Op. 192: Yoshev B'seter by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  McNeil Robinson (Organ), Simon Spiro (Cantor)
Conductor:  Neil Levin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Cantorial Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
6. Memorial Service for the Departed, Op. 192: Shiviti by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Simon Spiro (Cantor), McNeil Robinson (Organ)
Conductor:  Neil Levin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Cantorial Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Hebrew 
7. Prayers my Grandfather Wrote: Hashkivenu by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Barbara Harbach (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8. Prayers my Grandfather Wrote: Ra'u Banim by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Barbara Harbach (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Naomi and Ruth, Op. 137
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Ma Tova
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: L'kha Dodi
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Tov L'hodot
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Bar'khu
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Sh'ma Yisra'el
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Mi Khamokha
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Hashkivenu
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: V'sham'ru
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: May the Words
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Kiddush
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Let Us Adore
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Va'anahnu
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: On That Day
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Benediction
Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122: Adon Olam
Prayers My Grandfather Wrote: I. Tema
Prayers My Grandfather Wrote: II. Hashkivenu
Prayers My Grandfather Wrote: V. Ra'u Banim
Memorial Service for the Departed: I. Adonai Ma Adam
Memorial Service for the Departed: III. Yoshev B'seter
Memorial Service for the Departed: IV. Shiviti

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