Holy Week is starting for western Christian churches. There's no shortage of great choral music for those observances, and we'll hear some later in the week. Meanwhile, Passover also begins tonight. Today we hear three tracks from a new CD of wide-ranging Jewish music from Atlanta's Congregation Bet Haverim. Full disclosure: I play violin (and a little viola) on that disc.
- Telemann: Recorder Concerto in F major. Daniel Rothert, Cologne Chamber Orch, Muller-Bruhl. Naxos 8.554018.
- Adolphe, B.: Couple (1998). Wu Han, David Finckel. ArtistLed 11001.
- Rosner, A.: A Sephardic Rhapsody. Altoona Sym Orch, Palmer. Albany 548.
- Biber: Mensa Sonora: Suite No. 5 in E major. Baroque Band, Clarke. Cedille 90000 116.
- Traditional Hasidic/Warschauer: Meron Niggun (Tune from Meron). Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta. congregationbethaverim.org/music.
- Traditional Hasidic/Robertson: Karev Yom (A Day Is Coming). Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta (vocal soloist Danielle Sansone). congregationbethaverim.org/music.
- Copland: Rodeo: Corral Nocturne; Hoedown. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Delos 3163.
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major: mvts 2-4. London Sym, Haitink. LSO 0078.
- Mendelssohn Hensel: Songs without Words, Op. 8, nos. 1, 3, 4. Sylviane Deferne. CBC 1122.
- Mendelssohn: Elijah: Lift Thine Eyes. Bonney, Schellenberg, Simpson. Telarc 80389.
- Paganini: Moses Fantasy (Variation on the G string on a theme from Rossini's Moses in Egypt). Vadim Repin, Alexander Markovich. Erato 39845487.
- Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor. Royal Concertgebouw Orch, Harnoncourt. Teldec 3984 21278.
- Keki, J.J.: Psalm 136, sung in Ugandan and Hebrew. Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta (vocal soloist Brad Davidorf). congregationbethaverim.org/music.