Eliahu Inbal

Biography

Born: February 16, 1936; Jerusalem, Israel  
Israeli conductor Eliahu Inbal has become known to many worldwide for both his concert performances and his numerous recordings, including the complete symphonies of several composers. In Europe, however, Inbal is nearly as well known as a conductor of opera, with interests running from the Italian bel cantists through works of the twentieth century. Nor has he ignored the symphonic works of his own time; a number of important original works and Read more reconstructions have been premiered under his preparation and direction. Given his broad repertory, it is not surprising that few of his interpretations may be said to surpass all others, but his technical control and sensitivity to colors make the majority of his work highly commendable. Inbal attended Jerusalem University where he studied the violin, but thereafter he directed his training toward conducting. He participated in conducting classes led by the legendary and iconoclastic Romanian maestro Sergiu Celibidache at Hilversum and pursued further courses in conducting at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1963, Inbal's growing proficiency was recognized when he won the Guido Cantelli Prize at Novara. For the next two years, the young conductor concentrated his work in Italy, winning appreciative notices from critics and gaining increasing approval from the Italian public. Inbal's 1965 conducting debut in England, however, came not in the opera house, but in the concert hall when he led the London Philharmonic Orchestra. His success with the L.P.O. led to engagements with other English orchestras and to his eventual acquisition of joint British citizenship. Continuing to balance concert and opera work, Inbal made his debut in Bologna in 1969, leading a performance of Strauss' Elektra. A production of Verdi's Don Carlo at Verona the same year added to Inbal's reputation as a conductor able to draw together the strands of a sometimes-diffuse score. In 1971, he led a concert performance of Cherubini's Anacréon, the work's first French-language hearing since 1803, the year of its premiere. In 1984, Inbal was appointed chief conductor at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, remaining in that position until 1989. Undertaking an unusually stressful assignment in 1986, Inbal conducted productions of two Verdi operas, Stiffelio and Aroldo, on the same day, receiving acclaim for the orchestral performance despite indifferent singing from the casts. Meanwhile, Inbal's other life proceeded apace with his engagement as chief conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble with which he would make a noteworthy series of recordings. Inbal remained at that post until 1990 and in 1996 was named the orchestra's conductor laureate. Presiding over several world premieres, Inbal received particular recognition for his performance of Juan Allende-Blin's edition of Debussy's uncompleted La chűte de la maison Usher given in 1977. That same year saw the first performance of Xavier Benguerel's Concerto for percussion. In 1982, Inbal presented the premiere of Isang Yun's first violin concerto. Among Inbal's achievements in the recording studio are the complete symphonies of Mahler, Bruckner, and Shostakovich, as well as releases of the complete orchestral works of Ravel, Scriabin, Schumann, and Berlioz. A recording of Donizetti's Maria de Rudenz issued on Mondo Musica is distinguished by the conductor's grasp of the composer's transitional style. In 1990, Inbal was honored with the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and in 1996 he was made an honorary member of Italy's Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Read less
Verdi: Don Carlo / Inbal, Domingo, Caballe, Petkov, Et Al
Release Date: 05/01/2001   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 1296   Number of Discs: 3
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    Teldec - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 643851 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Josef Protschka,  Barbara Bonney,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Carlo Rizzi,  Reinbert De Leeuw  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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    Mahler: Symphonies No 1-10, Das Lied Von Der Erde / Royal Concertgebouw
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 12101 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Ricarda Merbeth,  Miah Persson,  Camilla Nylund  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding,  Mariss Jansons,  Iván Fischer,  Daniele Gatti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Netherlands Radio Choir,  Boys of the Breda Sacrament Choir  ... 
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    In Paradisum - Spiritual Classical Music
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94412 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  César Franck,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi  ... 
    Performer:  Timothy Brown,  Angharad Gruffydd Jones,  Lawrence Zazzo,  Pamela Heuvelmans  ... 
    Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Leusink,  Christopher Robinson,  Timothy Brown,  Nicol Matt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holland Boys Choir,  Cambridge St. John's College Choir,  Cambridge Bach Ensemble  ... 
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    Boris Berezovsky - The Teldec Recordings
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 2564664684 Release Date: 02/28/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Leopold Godowsky,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Boris Berezovsky
    Conductor:  Hugh Wolff,  Kurt Masur,  Dmitry Liss,  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  New York Philharmonic,  Ural State Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Lancino: Requiem / Grant Murphy, Inbal, Radio France
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572771 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thierry Lancino
    Performer:  Nora Gubisch,  Heidi Grant Murphy,  Stuart Skelton,  Nicolas Courjal
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra,  Radio France Chorus
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    Lancino: Requiem / Inbal, Grant-murphy, Gubisch, Skelton, Courjal [blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 20 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thierry Lancino
    Performer:  Heidi Grant Murphy,  Nora Gubisch,  Stuart Skelton,  Nicolas Courjal
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra,  Radio France Chorus
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    Schoenberg: Von Heute Auf Morgen / Inbal, Venice Teatro La Fenice
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 33638 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Sonia Visentin,  Georg Nigl,  Brigitte Geller,  Mathias Schulz  ... 
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra,  Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus
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    Korngold: Die tote Stadt / Vinke, Kringelborn, Inbal
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 33625 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Performer:  Stephan Genz,  Stefan Vinke,  Christa Mayer,  Solveig Kringelborn  ... 
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus,  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra
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    Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos, Suite / Walevska, Inbal, Monte Carlo
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186136 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Christine Walevska
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
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  • 10.
    In Paradisum
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94211 Release Date: 03/22/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  César Franck,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi  ... 
    Performer:  Timothy Brown,  Angharad Gruffydd Jones,  Lawrence Zazzo,  Pamela Heuvelmans  ... 
    Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Leusink,  Christopher Robinson,  Timothy Brown,  Nicol Matt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holland Boys Choir,  Cambridge St. John's College Choir,  Cambridge Bach Ensemble  ... 
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  • 11.
    Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 0-9 & Symphony In F Minor / Inbal, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 2564680228 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Thomas Zehetmair: The Teldec Recordings
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 81031 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Michael Haydn,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Thomas Zehetmair,  Tabea Zimmermann,  Pierre-Laurent Aimard,  Clemens Hagen  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Zehetmair,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Christoph Eschenbach,  Christoph von Dohnányi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra,  German Chamber Philharmonic  ... 
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    Heinz Holliger Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94054 Release Date: 10/01/2010   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Heinz Holliger,  Klaus Thunemann,  Maurice Bourgue,  Hermann Baumann  ... 
    Conductor:  Iona Brown,  David Zinman,  Eliahu Inbal,  Heinz Holliger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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    Scriabin: 3 Symphonies, Poeme de l'extase / Eliahu Inbal
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 420785 Release Date: 06/28/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Alexander Scriabin
    Performer:  Fausto Tenzi,  Doris Soffel
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Frankfurt Kantorei
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    Chopin Complete Edition [17-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001382602 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Elzbieta Szmytka,  Martin Martineau,  Martha Argerich,  Mstislav Rostropovich  ... 
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal,  Krystian Zimerman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Polish Festival Orchestra
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    Piano Masterworks - The World's Favourite Piano Classics - Bach, Debussy, Etc / Argerich, Arrau, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: B001206502 Release Date: 12/16/2009   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Andrei Gavrilov,  Friedrich Gulda,  Wilhelm Kempff  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink,  Eliahu Inbal,  Horst Stein,  Zubin Mehta  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Schumann: Complete Symphonies / Inbal, New Philharmonia
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 438341 Release Date: 11/04/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Chopin - Adagios / Arrau, Maisky, Argerich, Ashkenazy, Freire, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001212402 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Claudio Arrau,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Arrau,  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Fazil Say: Black Earth
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5153 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Fazil Say
    Performer:  Fazil Say,  Laurent Korcia,  Volkan Orhon,  Emrah Kotan  ... 
    Conductor:  Muhai Tang,  Eliahu Inbal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon,  ORTF National Orchestra,  Kudsi Erguner Quartet
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  • 20.
    40 Most Beautiful Love Themes - Vivaldi, Mozart, Debussy, Etc / Mehta, Ristenpart, Haitink, Scimone, Masur, Et Al
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 511598 Release Date: 06/24/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johannes Brahms,  Alessandro Marcello,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
    Performer:  Sharon Isbin,  Cyprien Katsaris,  Alessio Bax,  Chloë Hanslip  ... 
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal,  Armin Jordan,  Paul Mann,  Kurt Masur  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Basel Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    40 Most Beautiful Spring Classics - Vivaldi, Glazunov, Copland, Etc / Masur, Koopman, Et Al
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 447100 Release Date: 03/25/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Alexander Glazunov  ... 
    Performer:  Marieke Blankestijn,  Sumi Jo,  Barbara Bonney,  Viktoria Postnikova  ... 
    Conductor:  James Conlon,  Kurt Masur,  Zubin Mehta,  Hugh Wolff  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Scottish National Orchestra  ... 
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  • 22.
    Ultimate Piano Concertos - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001079202 Release Date: 03/11/2008   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Edvard Grieg,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova,  Cristina Ortiz,  Jorge Bolet,  Clifford Curzon  ... 
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Moshe Atzmón,  Riccardo Chailly,  Hans Knappertsbusch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 23.
    Romantic Piano: Classical Music For Intimate Moments
    Label: Radiance Records   Catalog: 17681 Release Date: 01/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Claude Debussy,  Johannes Brahms,  Erik Satie  ... 
    Performer:  Michel Dalberto,  Michel Béroff,  Valery Afanassiev,  Yuji Takahashi  ... 
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
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  • 24.
    Bellini, Molique, Rietz, Et Al: Oboe Concerti / Holliger
    Label: Philips Concert Classics   Catalog: 426972 Release Date: 01/21/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini,  Wilhelm Bernhard Molique,  Ignaz Moscheles,  August Julius Rietz  ... 
    Performer:  Heinz Holliger,  Aurčle Nicolet,  Leslie Pearson
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal,  Raymond Leppard
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra
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    Label: Metro   Catalog: 1205619 Release Date: 11/06/2007   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Astor Piazzolla,  George Frideric Handel,  Ottorino Respighi  ... 
    Performer:  Carlo Chiarappa,  Jacques Rouvier,  Michel Béroff,  Helmuth Rilling  ... 
    Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal,  Sir Charles Groves,  Sigiswald Kuijken,  Václav Neumann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Italiani,  Accademia Bizantina
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