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American Classics - Introducing American Jewish Music

Album Summary

>Brubeck, Dave : Gates of Justice
>Bernstein, Leonard : Hashkiveniu
>Anonymous : Hudl Mitn Shtrudl
>Milhaud, Darius : Études for String Quartet, Op. 442
>Chajes, Julius : Old Jerusalem
>Schoenfield, Paul : Concerto for Viola
>Schorr, : Sheyibone beis hamikdosh
>Achron, Joseph : Quartet for Cello, Trumpet, Horn and Piano "Golem"
>Kaplan, Abraham : Psalms of Abraham
>Toch, Ernst : Cantata of Bitter Herbs, Op. 65
>Lind, : El Melekh Yoshev
>Wyner, Yehudi : The Mirror
>Milhaud, Darius : Service sacré, Op. 279
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Genesis Suite
>Stern, Robert : Adon Olam
>Adolphe, Bruce : Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering
>Traditional : Sheva B'rakhot
>Rumshinsky, Joseph : Mayn Goldele
>Weill, Kurt : The Eternal Road
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music is a vast recorded panorama of the rich body of Jewish music, both sacred and secular, that has developed over the course of American history. This recording features nineteen tracks representing the broad scope of the Archive recordings.



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Works Details

>Brubeck, Dave : Gates of Justice :: 3rd movement, Open the Gates
  • Performer: Alberto Mizrahi (Cantor)
  • Ensemble: Dave Brubeck Trio
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bernstein, Leonard : Hashkiveniu
  • Performers: Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Organ)
  • Conductor: Avner Itai
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1945
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Hudl Mitn Shtrudl
  • Performers: Bruce Adler (Tenor); David Krakauer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Elli Jaffe
  • Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Language: Yiddish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Milhaud, Darius : Études for String Quartet, Op. 442 :: III - Modéré
  • Ensemble: Juilliard String Quartet
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Chajes, Julius : Old Jerusalem
  • Performer: Ana Martinez (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Elli Jaffe
  • Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Schoenfield, Paul : Concerto for Viola
  • Performer: Robert Vernon (Viola)
  • Conductor: Yoel Levi
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Schorr, : Sheyibone beis hamikdosh
  • Performer: Benzion Miller (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Marios Papadopoulos
  • Ensemble: Oxford Philomusica
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Achron, Joseph : Quartet for Cello, Trumpet, Horn and Piano "Golem"
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1931
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kaplan, Abraham : Psalms of Abraham
  • Conductor: Gerald Wirth
  • Ensemble: Vienna Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1980
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Toch, Ernst : Cantata of Bitter Herbs, Op. 65
  • Performers: Richard Clement (Tenor); Carol Meyer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1938
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Lind, : El Melekh Yoshev
  • Performer: Alberto Mizrahi (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Neil Levin
  • Ensemble: New London Children's Choir
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wyner, Yehudi : The Mirror
  • Performers: Jim Guttman (Double Bass); Robert Schulz (Percussion); Daniel Stepner (Violin); Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972-1973
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Milhaud, Darius : Service sacré, Op. 279 :: L'Kha Dodi
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Genesis Suite :: Noah's Ark
  • Performers: Barbara Feldon (Spoken Vocals); Tovah Feldshuh (Spoken Vocals); Fritz Weaver (Spoken Vocals)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Stern, Robert : Adon Olam
  • Conductor: Joseph Cullen
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990
  • Language: Ladino
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Adolphe, Bruce : Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering :: no 4, Camini Por Altas Torres
  • Performers: Eliot Fisk (Guitar); David Jolley (Horn); Lucy Shelton (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Yiddish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Sheva B'rakhot
  • Performer: Simon Spiro (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Neil Levin
  • Ensemble: Coro Hebraeico
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rumshinsky, Joseph : Mayn Goldele
  • Performers: Robert Bloch (Cantor); Nell Snaidas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Elli Jaffe
  • Ensemble: Vienna Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1923
  • Language: Yiddish
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Weill, Kurt : The Eternal Road :: Moses receives the commandments
  • Performer: Yaron Windmüller (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Chorus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935-1936
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio