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Milken Archive - M. D. Levy: Masada, Etc / Levi, Troxell

Release Date: 02/17/2004 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559427   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Marvin David Levy
Performer:  Richard Troxell
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony OrchestraErnst Senff Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The legendary defense of the desert fortress Masada by a small band of Jewish Zealots against a massive Roman army inspires awe nearly 2,000 years after the historical occurrence. Marvin David Levy's dramatic retelling of the Masada story, originally written for the great operatic tenor and cantor Richard Tucker, here receives its world-premiere recording. Also recorded by the Milken Archive for the first time is Levy's haunting Canto de los Marranos, a dramatic scene for soprano (in four languages: English, Ladino, Hebrew, and Latin) that reveals the passions and conflicts of the 15th-century Spanish Jews who outwardly converted to Christianity while secretly practicing their Jewish beliefs "under penalty of death."
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Works on This Recording

Masada by Marvin David Levy
Performer:  Richard Troxell (Tenor)
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Ernst Senff Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973/1987; USA 
Canto de los marranos by Marvin David Levy
Conductor:  Yoel Levi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 

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