Hebrew Music

Joanna Klisowska, Giulio Tampalini - Castelnuovo-Tedesco: The Divan of Moses Ibn Ezra, Complete Music for Voice & Guitar (2017)

Joanna Klisowska & Giulio Tampalini - Castelnuovo-Tedesco: The Divan of Moses Ibn Ezra, Complete Music for Voice and Guitar (2017)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 44:52 min | 169 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

This is the fourth volume on Brilliant Classics of the vibrantly cosmopolitan music of the Jewish-Italian, US composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. His heritage is reflected in this substantial song-cycle for soprano and guitar, receiving here only its second modern recording. The Divan of Moses Ibn Ezra is a setting of 19 poems, in a modern English translation, by a medieval Spanish Jew who wrote, like Castelnuovo-Tedesco almost a millennium later, in exile.

VA - Engel: Chamber Music & Folksongs (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 7, 2017
VA - Engel: Chamber Music & Folksongs (2017)

VA - Engel: Chamber Music & Folksongs (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:39 | 138 MB
Label: Toccata Classics

The Russian composer Joel Engel (1868–1927) is unofficially considered ‘the father of Jewish music’. He paved the way for a nationalist movement that used Yiddish and Hebrew folk songs as the basis of a serious art-form. Well before Kodály and Bartók in Hungary, Engel went out to the shtetls of eastern Europe, writing down the villagers’ songs and then composed music inspired by his excursions. This first-ever album of his music reveals the melodic immediacy of these songs and instrumental pieces, capturing the soul of a people and a centuries-old vanished culture.
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood - Thomas Tallis: Lamentations and Other Sacred Music (2016)

Thomas Tallis: Lamentations and Other Sacred Music (2016)
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68121 | Time: 01:13:09

Ten English composers set the Latin text of the Lamentations of Jeremiah in the mid-16th century, in the reigns both of the Catholic Queen Mary and the Protestant Elizabeth I. Precise details are hard to establish of when works were performed, as Andrew Carwood explains in an illuminating note to this disc, but there seems little doubt that Tallis, though a Catholic, wrote his masterpiece for Elizabeth. The repeated final lines, “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, turn to the Lord your God”, unforgettable once heard, have a dark resonance here, thanks to the sonorous basses of the Cardinall’s Musick (Robert Macdonald, Simon Whiteley). The rest of this fine recording draws on music from across Tallis’s career, with English and Latin settings (Sancte Deus, Te Deum, Come, Holy Ghost and more). The singers reach the highest standards.
Gil Shaham & Orli Shaham - Nigunim, Hebrew Melodies (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Gil Shaham & Orli Shaham - Nigunim, Hebrew Melodies
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 67:01 min | 651 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Canary Classics | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2013

Siblings Gil and Orli Shaham's new release is an offering of Hebrew melodies. Jewish folk music has always played an integral part in the Shahams' lives; as Gil recalls he grew up hearing Achron's Hebrew Melody being sung by his grandparents in Jerusalem. Such music vividly evokes its troubled origins. 'When I think about the time, people lived such hard lives in such poverty in the shtetl, and I think literature and music was an incredible escape for them,' the violinist reflects, yet the Hebrew melodies' potency is such that they transcend the world from which they sprang. 'One very powerful aspect of this music is its soulfulness,' Orli Shaham says; 'I don't care what background you come from, I don't think you can listen to it without feeling that connection.'
Nikita Mikhalkov. A Sentimental Trip Home. Music of Russian Painting (1995)

Nikita Mikhalkov. A Sentimental Trip Home. Music of Russian Painting / Sentimentalnoe puteshestvie na rodinu. Muzyka russkoy zhivopisi / Сентиментальное путешествие на Родину. Музыка русской живописи (1995)
DVD Video, 3 x DVD9 | ~ 240 min | PAL 4:3 | 720x576 | 22,3 GB
Russian: Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English, Russian, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Nederlands, Portugues, Svenska, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese
Genre: Documentary, Excursion | Director: Nikita Mikhalkov

The author of this unique art project, Nikita Mikhalkov, presents to the viewers the works of his favorite 19th-century painters. We shall see a whole panorama of artistic trends and tastes of the period, learn about amazing life stories of the painters and their subjects, the history of creation of the masterpieces of Russian painting, and get a broad picture of Russian culture, particularly the culture of painting. Thanks to a deeply personal, involved presentation of the material, a lively, ingenuous intonation, the paintings of the talented Russian artists will come so close to us that we’ll be able to hear “the music of Russian painting” and understand what perhaps was hidden due to our, sometimes superficial, momentary perception. And, as a result, get a gratifying sense of association with the unique heritage of our great country and the proud feeling of being part of its great people and history.

The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew: Hebrew in Israel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 11, 2017
The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew: Hebrew in Israel

The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew: Hebrew in Israel by Giore Etzion
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0415484170 | 384 Pages | PDF | 17.57 MB

Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Jan. 29, 2017
Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact

Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art) by Naomi Brenner
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0815634234, 0815634099 | 320 pages | PDF | 21,6 MB
Sarah-Jane Bradley, Anthony Hewitt - Music for Viola and Piano: Martinů, Kodály, Dohnányi, Joachim, Enescu (2011)

Sarah-Jane Bradley, Anthony Hewitt - Music for Viola and Piano: Martinů, Kodály, Dohnányi, Joachim, Enescu (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 67:38 | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.572533

The viola works on this recording fuse lyricism with virtuosity, and sometimes invoke folkloric moments as well as more rhapsodic flights. Martinů’s 1955 Sonata plays on elements of folk music and rhapsody, as well as a toccata-like intensity and a pervasive feeling of nostalgia. Kodály’s Adagio is an early work, highly expressive and richly romantic, whilst his compatriot Dohnányi wrote a Sonata of mature distinction, employing variations and transformed themes to magical effect. Joachim, upholder of the German violin school, also composed, and in his Hebrew Melodies crafts great pathos, whilst Enescu’s Concertstück fuses the lyrical with the dashing, as befits a competition test piece.

Melos Ensemble - Music Among Friends: Icon Series Box Set 11CDs (2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at June 15, 2016
Melos Ensemble - Music Among Friends: Icon Series Box Set 11CDs (2011)

Melos Ensemble - Music Among Friends: Icon Series Box Set 11CDs (2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,84 Gb | Scans 6,62 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2011

The Melos Ensemble was formed by musicians who wanted to play chamber music scored for a larger ensemble in a combination of strings, winds and other instruments with the quality of musical rapport only regular groups can achieve. All its members were excellent musicians who held positions in notable orchestras and appeared as soloists. The clarinetist Gervase de Peyer, flautist Richard Adeney, viola player Cecil Aronowitz and cellist Terence Weil were the founding members.

Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Feb. 23, 2016
Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990

Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990 (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art) by Shai Ginsburg
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0815633335 | 484 pages | PDF | 3,6 MB