Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

For Itzhak Perlman, the Jewish High Holidays – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – bring a flood of memories, many of them associated with music. In this one-hour special, the superstar violinist shares a wide variety of recordings that have special meaning for him, including several of his own performances.

Ranging from classical gems to cantorial singing to raucous klezmer fiddling, the music will spark warm associations and an emotional response for all listeners.

Playlist:

Kol Nidrei
Max Bruch
Jacqueline du Pré, cello
Daniel Barenboim, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos.1 & 2; Bruch: Kol Nidrei
EMI Classics 724355729323
 
Kol Nidre
Arr. Hankus Netsky
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Eternal Echoes
Sony 88725420062
 
B’Rosh Hashanah
Max Helfman
Cantor Ephraim Biran
Paula Biran, Rodeph Sholom Choir
Music at Congregation Rodeph Sholom   
 
Tik’u
William Zukof, countertenor and Phyllis Elaine Clark, soprano
The Birthday of the World, Part I: Rosh Hashanah
Western Wind Records 1854
 
Gefilte Fish
Isador Lillian, arr. Michael Winograd
Adrienne Cooper, vocalist
Enchanted: A New Generation of Yiddishsong
Golden Horn Records 634015103427
 
Shoyfer Shel Moshiakh (Ram’s Horn of the Messiah) or The Jewish Hope
Abraham Goldfaden, arr. Hankus Netsky
Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot
Eternal Echoes
Sony 88725420062
 
Avinu Malkeinu
Max Janowski
Barbra Streisand
Higher Ground
Sony CK 66181
 
Ovinu Malkeinu
Gershon Sirota
Ten Great Cantors: Masterpieces of the Synagogue
Tara Music
 
Deux melodies hébraïques: Kaddisch
Maurice Ravel
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano
Georges Prêtre, Paris Conservatory Orchestra   
A French Recital
EMI Classics HMV ASD 530
 
Hassidic Chant: Kaddish
Text by Levi Yitzkhok of Berditchev; music by Joel Engel
Paul Robeson, bass; Alan Booth, piano
On My Journey: Paul Robeson’s Independent Recordings
Smithsonian Folkways SFW40178
 
Hayom t’amtzeinu
Herman Zalis, arr. Western Wind and Matthew Lazar
The Western Wind
The Birthday of the World, Part I: Rosh Hashanah
Western Wind Records 1854
 
Fun Tashlikh (Returning from Tashlikh)
Naftule Brandwein, arr. The Klezmer Conservatory Band
Itzhak Perlman and The Klezmer Conservatory Band
Live in the Fiddler's House
Angel  7243 5 56209 2 7
 
Break:
L’shmoa
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Craig Taubman Presents Jewels VIII, Music for the High Holy Days
Craig N Co/Sweet Louise Music
 
Kol Nidre
Arr. Hankus Netsky
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Eternal Echoes
Sony 88725420062
 
Kol Nidre Collage:
Al Jolson
Johnny Mathis
Perry Como
Gershon Sirota
Itzhak Meir Helfgot
Yossele Rosenblatt
Ephraim Biran
Richard Tucker
Jan Peerce
 
Kol Nidrei
Max Bruch
Jacqueline du Pré, cello
Daniel Barenboim, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos.1 & 2; Bruch: Kol Nidrei
EMI Classics 724355729323
 
Quartet No. 14, Opus 131, movement 6, Adagio quasi un poco andante
Ludwig van Beethoven
Brentano Quartet
Beethoven: The Late String Quartets, Op. 127 & Op. 131
Aeon: AECD1110
 
Omnon Kayn
Text by Rabbi Yom Tov of York, England (12th century)
Music by Sholom Secunda
The Western Wind
Mary Ellen Callahan and Phyllis Elaine Clark, soloists
The Birthday of the World, Part II: Yom Kippur
Western Wind Records 1872
 
Abodah: A Yom Kippur Melody
Yehudi Menuhin, violin; Hendrik Endt, piano
Yehudi Menuhin
EMI Classics
 
Rachel, quand du seigneur
Music by Jacques Halévy, text by Eugène Scribe
Beniamino Gigli, tenor
Rainaldo Zamboni, Royal Opera House Orchestra
The Very Best Tenor Collection
Classique Perfecto
 
Chichester Psalms, Movement II
Leonard Bernstein
John Bogart, boy soloist
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Columbus Boychoir, Camerata Singers           
Bernstein Century/Bernstein Conducts Bernstein
Sony Classical 88697880862
 
Adonai hu ha elohim
Joseph Schmidt, tenor
Religiöse Gesänge und Arien
Preiser Records 5580998

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Comments [14]

Michael from NYC

Wonderful program! Mazel Tov! The musical selections were very appropriate and of course learning all about the Jewish traditions and its heritage have been very educational. Maestro Itzhak Perlman explained it extremely well. I hope this program gets broadcasted again every year at Rosh Hashanah. In addition I also heard his other program "A Musical Feast of Passover" as well. I hope both of these programs get broadcasted every year. L'Shana Tova not only to the maestro himself, but also to his family!

Sep. 28 2013 04:46 PM
Lindita

Wonderful analysis by Mr. Perlman. Mr. Perlman is #1 violinist in the world for me.

Sep. 17 2013 09:37 AM
Mario Bardales

I heard it twice on the radio and the computer,Beautiful melodies I enjoy it thank you.

Sep. 15 2013 02:22 PM
Leslie from Belfast, Maine

I've heard it twice, but not all of it twice.
A CD of this program would surely be a good traveling companion in my car!How about asking Maestro Perlman if you could give it away as a fund raiser?
Thank Goodness for my computer and good speakers so I can access your programs.

What a special person he is.

Sep. 14 2013 04:27 PM
Karen Brooks from from Colts Neck, NJ

Absolutely wonderful. I listened three times and enjoyed it more, each time. Is it possible to obtain a copy of the program?

Sep. 14 2013 03:49 PM
Rhoda & Lloyd Hirsch from Ossining, NY

We began our Shabbat dinner early, getting ready to attend Kol NIdre service when you program came on. It was a gift for us - very moving,spiritual, capturing the heart of these holidays. Thank you! Is there a way to get a copy of this program?

Sep. 14 2013 01:20 PM
Jah Whoosh from jericho

Great Show!! is there any way to download or obtain a copy?

Sep. 08 2013 06:08 PM
A. Margolis

Well done, and beautifully chosen pieces. I hope it can be done every year, Bravo : )

Sep. 07 2013 10:06 PM
helen l. dreyfuss from upper east side

...thank-you, Maestro...I wish you would favor us every year at this time...Adonai hu ha elohim...

Sep. 07 2013 12:46 PM
Gev Sweeney from Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Delightful and fascinating! Whoa, Beethoven must have heard the Kol Nidre? Astonishing. I always believed Monteverdi was familiar with music of the synagogue. He worked with and was friends with Salamone Rossi, and his music -- indeed, all of the music of the early Italian Baroque -- includes the repeated-note ornamentation that mimics the teruah portion of the shofar call. Marvelous, the details that history holds ...

Sep. 05 2013 07:45 PM
HYH from Purchase, NY at work

A wonderful and warm program. I just happened to catch it in the car driving into the city and was mesmerized and thoroughly enchanted. Thank you so much for sharing, Mr. Perlman and WQXR. I look forward to other, similar programs in the future. Perhaps, the more we learn and understand and respect about each other's religions and cultures, the more we'll want peace for all.

Sep. 05 2013 09:58 AM
HYH from Purchase, NY at work

A wonderful and warm program. I just happened to catch it in the car driving into the city and was mesmerized and thoroughly enchanted. Thank you so much for sharing, Mr. Perlman and WQXR. I look forward to other, similar programs in the future. Perhaps, the more we learn and understand and respect about each other's religions and cultures, the more we'll want peace for all.

Sep. 05 2013 09:58 AM
Brian Herschorn from NYC

Warm memories, rich melodies: Thank you and L'shana tovah!

Sep. 04 2013 11:10 PM
Steven Lanser from Upper Manhattan

I just heard the program and it was wonderful. Kudos to Miriam Lewin, the entire production staff, and Maestro Perlman! L'Shana Tovah to all those who celebrate or acknowledge Rosh Hashanah!

Sep. 04 2013 06:07 PM

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