Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah

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Dec. 2, 2012
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The Handel and Haydn Society159th annual performance Handel's Messiah, with hosts Brian McCreath and Thomas Forrest Kelly

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Chorus and Orchestra of the Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers, conductor

Handel - Messiah

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(photo of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus courtesy of the Handel and Haydn Society)

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 1

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 1

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Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Handel's Messiah, recorded in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Dec. 8, 2012, with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor John McVeigh, and baritone Andrew Garland.

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 2

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 2

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Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Handel's Messiah, recorded in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Dec. 8, 2012, with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor John McVeigh, and baritone Andrew Garland.

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 3

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 3

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Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Handel's Messiah, recorded in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Dec. 8, 2012, with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor John McVeigh, and baritone Andrew Garland.


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CNE's James David Jacobs talks with violinist Itzhak Perlman and music director Hankus Netsky about Hanukkah and Eternal Echoes, the recording on which they collaborated with Cantor Yitzhak Meir Helfgot.

On the program:

Traditional: Maoz Tsur (Hebrew song) - Morris Hollender, voice
(Field recording by Hankus Netsky)

Traditional: Maoz Tsur (Italian chant) - Zamir Chorale of Boston

Traditional (arr. Abraham Wolf Binder): Maoz Tsur (Rock of Ages) - Zamir Chorale of Boston

Handel: from Judas Maccabaeus: "Father of Heav'n!," "See, see yon flames," "See, the conqu'ring hero comes!", March - Patricia Spence, mezzo-soprano; U.C. Berkeley Chamber Chorus; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

Handel: from Judas Maccabaeus: "With honor let desert be crown'd" - Jan Peerce, tenor; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Thomas Scherman (conductor)

Traditional (arr. Warner Bass): A Dudele - Jan Peerce, tenor; RCA Victor Orchestra; Warren Bass (conductor)

Traditional (arr. Hankus Netsky): A Dudele - Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (voice); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Traditional (arr. Alpert/Bern/Brotman/Rubin): Brave Old Sirbas - Michael Alpert (violin); Alan Bern (accordion); Stuart Brotman (bass); Joel Rubin (clarinet)

Abraham Ellstein & Moishe Oysher (arr. A. Ellstein and H. Netsky): Drey Dreydele - Cantor Moishe Oysher; orchestra conducted by Abraham Ellstein

Abe Schwartz (arr. Hankus Netsky): Romanian Doyne - Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Yitzhak Schlossberg (arr. Hankus Netsky): R'tzay - Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (voice); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Traditional (arr. Hankus Netsky): Yism'chu/Eternal Echoes - Songs and Dances for the Soul/Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (voice); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Traditional (arr. Hankus Netsky): Dem Trisker Rebns Khosid - Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

(photo of violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco, courtesy of EMI)

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