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Composer(s)Avshalomov, AaronMeyerowitz, JanSilver, Sheila
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.559426
Label / Series Naxos / Milken Archive of American Jewish Music
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

These WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS will appeal to all lovers of orchestral tone poems in the Romantic and modernist traditions. Avshalomov’s delightful miniatures shimmer with colors akin to Rimsky-Korsakov and Far Eastern music. Silver’s penetrating soul portrait of the biblical matriarch Sarah is richly set for a full string orchestra. Meyerowitz’s colossal Symphony Midrash Esther—premiered by the New York Philharmonic under Dimitri Mitropoulus, but recorded here for the first time—presents one of the most dramatic Jewish legends: how Queen Esther of Persia saved the Jewish People from a genocidal attack planned by the wicked courtier Haman. The finale, Purim, celebrates Esther’s triumph.

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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
AVSHALOMOV / SILVER / MEYEROWITZ: Jewish Tone Poems 1:03:03   
  4 Biblical Tableaux              
      No. 1. Queen Esther's Prayer 3:35    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 2. Rebecca by the Well 2:08    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 3. Ruth and Naomi 2:21    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 4. Processional 4:01    0.99   Add to cart  
  Shirat Sara              
      I. Allegro misterioso 7:48    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Softly, as in prayer 5:53    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Fast and very precise 8:51    1.59   Add to cart  
  Symphony, "Midrash Esther"              
      I. Andante grave assai 3:37    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Haman: Molto agitato e feroce 7:06    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Esther and Ahasuerus: Adagio-cantabilissimo 8:37    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Purim: Allegro aggressivo, ma festoso 9:06    1.59   Add to cart  
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