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Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness; Schlomo; From Jewish Life; Bruch: Kol Nidrei / Natalie Clein, cello; BBC Scottish SO

Audio Samples

>Bloch, Ernest : Schelomo
>Bloch, Ernest : From Jewish Life
>Bloch, Ernest : Voice in the Wilderness, symphonic poem for cello & orchestra (or piano)
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47

Album Summary

>Bloch, Ernest : Schelomo
>Bloch, Ernest : From Jewish Life
>Bloch, Ernest : Voice in the Wilderness, symphonic poem for cello & orchestra (or piano)
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Hyperion presents a dazzling orchestral disc of music from the Jewish tradition of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Bruch's Kol Nidrei is one of the well-loved works in the cello repertoire. The descending opening phrase of the cello line is instantly recognizable: a universal, extraordinarily expressive utterance. The main part of the disc comprises the works for cello and orchestra by Ernest Bloch, all part of his 'Jewish cycle.' The other large-scale work for cello and orchestra, Voice in the Wilderness, is of a darker hue. Both works reveal a composer whose works should be firmly in the canon of twentieth-century symphonic writing. The cellist here is Natalie Clein, a celebrated figure in British musical life since winning BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1995 and now a formidable artist.

Sunday Times, July 2012
[Clein's] impassioned, sensitive playing finds willing collaborators in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their former principal conductor.

The Telegraph, July 2012
Clein is the cello protagonist in all four works, her range of tonal colour, her animation and her discreet soulfulness proving to be ideal qualities...Kol Nidrei is one of the most beautiful works in the entire cello canon, a factor that this performance conveys in a blend of tranquillity and heartfelt ardour.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2012
Clein's performance [of Schelomo] concentrates, most affectingly, on the atmosphere of deep introspection...thoughtful, subtle and satisfying, well supported by the passionate and spirited BBC Scottish SO...The Bruch, too, receives a lovely performance, with Clein bringing out the different colour of each of the cello's strings and the orchestra effecting most beautifully the transition from sombre to heavenly.

The Guardian, August 2012
She and Volkov give a performance of Schelomo (1916) that is very moving, both in its profound sensuality and in the pervasive sense of transience that gnaws at its vision of worldly glory...Beautifully done, [Kol Nidrei] brings the disc to a reflective close. Highly recommended.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (09/07/2011-09/08/2011).



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Works Details

>Bloch, Ernest : Schelomo
  • Performer: Natalie Clein (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ilan Volkov
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915-1916

>Bloch, Ernest : From Jewish Life
  • Performer: Natalie Clein (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ilan Volkov
  • Notes: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Bloch, Ernest : Voice in the Wilderness, symphonic poem for cello & orchestra (or piano)
  • Performer: Natalie Clein (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ilan Volkov
  • Notes: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1936

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
  • Performer: Natalie Clein (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ilan Volkov
  • Notes: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic