Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

 
Keyword Search
 
Classical Music Home > TOCH: Cantata of the Bitter Herbs / Jephta

TOCH: Cantata of the Bitter Herbs / Jephta

    
      

 

Back Cover Image 
Reviews
About this Recording
Gerard Schwarz's Naxos Interview
An American Champion – Gerard Schwarz Interviewed by Jeremy Siepmann

TOCH: Cantata of the Bitter Herbs / Jephta

Fetters fell, the captive rose. Old is the memory of Israel’s escape from Egypt. Told and retold for thousands of years, the story has given strength to the weary, hope to the disheartened.” Thus begins Toch’s Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, a unique musical-dramatic work begun during the great German-Jewish composer’s forced exile to the United States, and premiered in Los Angeles in the midst of World War Two. Toch’s retelling of the Passover story is cast as an appeal for universal justice and liberation from oppression. The composer’s ultimately triumphant vision is set to luminous late Romantic music and includes a solo quartet that recalls the beauty of the famous trio from Der Rosenkavalier.


Toch, Ernst
Alden, Don / Sonderling, Jacob, lyricist(s)

  Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, Op. 65
1.   Play with flash player Introduction and Psalm 114 00:06:12
2.   Play with flash player Sheheheyanu 00:01:34
3.   Play with flash player Children's Dance 00:01:52
4.   Play with flash player The Ten Plagues 00:01:59
5.   Play with flash player And it Was at Midnight 00:02:25
6.   Play with flash player Aria 00:04:07
7.   Play with flash player Psalm 126 00:07:17
8.   Play with flash player He Saved My Soul from Death 00:01:59
9.   Play with flash player God of Right, God of Might 00:08:25
10.   Play with flash player Hymn 00:03:43

Toch, Ernst

  Jephta (Symphony No. 5)
11.   Play with flash player Jephta (Symphony No. 5) 00:25:26

Total Playing Time: 01:04:59






Composer(s):
Toch, Ernst

Lyricist(s):
Alden, Don; Sonderling, Jacob

Conductor(s):
Schwarz, Gerard

Orchestra(s):
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Prague Philharmonic Chorus

Artist(s):
Bikel, Theodore; Christopher, Ted; Clement, Richard; Meyer, Carol; Shammash, Elizabeth

Label: Naxos

Series: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559417

Barcode: 0636943941720

Boxset: NMIL51

Release Date: 03/2004

For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from H & B Direct
For U.S. only:
Buy from Tower.com
For Germany and Europe:
Buy from www.jpc.de
For U.K. Only:
Buy from NaxosDirect.co.uk
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from arkivmusic.com
For Germany:
Buy from NaxosDirekt.de
For U.S.:
Barnes & Nobles
For Spain Only:
For Germany:
Buy from Amazon.de
For Greece and Cyprus only:
Buy from Opera CD
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical

 

Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group