Historical Moment in Bayreuth

Label
Ars Produktion
Release date
3 Jan 2012
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
79:03

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Shmuel Cohen - Israel [Hatikvah (The Hope), "While yet within the heart…"] 1:26 1
2 Tzvi Avni - Prayer 9:24 3
3 Dietrich Henschel - No. 4. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft 2:46 3
4 Dietrich Henschel - No. 3. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder 1:28 3
5 Dietrich Henschel - No. 5. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen 6:41 8
6 Dietrich Henschel - No. 6. Um Mitternacht 5:57 3
7 Felix Mendelssohn - I. Allegro vivace 7:45 856
8 Felix Mendelssohn - II. Andante con moto 6:39 654
9 Felix Mendelssohn - III. Con moto moderato 6:26 274
10 Felix Mendelssohn - IV. Saltarello: Presto 5:23 123
11 Franz Liszt - Angelus! Priere aux anges gardiens, S378/R473 (arr. for orchestra) 7:02 1
12 Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll 18:06 24,218

About this album

Quoted from the homepage of conductor Roberto Paternostro (see also further links in the sources):

Live recorded in concert, July 26, 2011 in the Bayreuth Town Hall. SACD sound engineering.

Program:
Tsvi Avni: Prayer
Gustav Mahler: Rückertlieder. Arrangement and soloist: Dietrich Henschel
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italienische”
Franz Liszt: Angelus
Richard Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll

Artists:
Israel Chamber Orchestra | Roberto Paternostro

Booklet in German / English, including an article by Richard C. Schneider, Bureau Chief and Chief Correspondent of German television broadcaster ARD’s Studio Tel Aviv.

Label: Ars Produktion (Germany)
Hybrid SACD, DDD 2011

Reviews (concert):
FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung): “A febrile, electrifying rendition of Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony”

Fono Forum: “Amid much controversy and debate, the performance under the baton of Roberto Paternostro at Bayreuth’s town hall has finally taken place and it was hailed as a great success.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung: “It would have been hard to imagine a more moving Idyll. When the orchestra finished playing, the audience rose to their feet; the applause only began to fade when the concertmaster signaled for the other members of orchestra to leave the stage.”

Berliner Morgenpost: “Paternostro celebrated Wagner with a full, rich sound and was rewarded with a standing ovation from the audience.”

TIME: “it would have been hard to find a more moving Idyll”

Ha’aretz: “Israeli orchestra makes musical history by playing Wagner piece in Germany”

Stern: “It was a historical moment.”

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  • hjbardenhagen

    Furthermore the German ARD correspondent in Israel, Richard C. Schneider , made a documentation of this event which is available as a video stream in two parts on his video blog or in one part in the ARD Mediathek.

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    There are two very interesting interviews with the conductor Roberto Paternostro available on the web, one in German with the classical music radio station Deutschlandradio Kultur two hours before this performance, and another in English with Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, also from July 26th, 2011 before the concert.

    30 Apr 2012 Reply