1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-06-01Works: Abraham Ellstein: The Golem, opera; Robert Strassburg: The Chelm; David Tamkin: The Dybbuk
Performers: Allardyce, Lauren; Chellis, Matthew; Evans, Joseph; Frieder, Raphael; Gallant, Michael; Herseth, Freda; Lalli, Richard; Longwell, Karen; Meerdink, Christopher; Oliphant, Tyler; Wood, Carla
Conductors: Kiesler, Kenneth; Hostetter, Paul; Gunzenhauser, Stephen
Ensemble: Chamber Opera Ensemble; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra
Ellstein's 'The Golem' retells the ancient tale of a clay-made creature, brought to life by kabbalistic spells, who ultimately threatens the very people he was...continue...
1 CD / Koch International / 2000-09-26Works: Heitor Villa-Lobos: Symphony no 10, for orchestra (Sinfonia ameríndia), for 3 soloists, chorus & orchestra, A. 511
Performers: Ford-Livene, Nimon; Wood, Carla
Conductors: Ben-Dor, Gisele
Here is a surprising winner from Santa Barbara! And apparently the key is Gisele Ben-Dor, a conductor with "ferocious" talent (Los Angeles Times). This work...continue...