Schoenberg - Kol Nidre; Shostakovich - Suite on Verses by Michelangelo | CSO Resound CSOR9011602

Schoenberg - Kol Nidre; Shostakovich - Suite on Verses by Michelangelo

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Label: CSO Resound

Cat No: CSOR9011602

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th October 2016

Contents

Artists

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)
Alberto Mizrahi (narrator)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Riccardo Muti

Works

Schoenberg, Arnold

Kol Nidre, op.39

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Suite on Verses by Michelangelo, op.145a (bass and orchestra)

Artists

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)
Alberto Mizrahi (narrator)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Riccardo Muti

About

This new live recording pairs profound works by two of the 20th century’s greatest composers: Arnold Schoenberg and Dmitri Shostakovich. Writer Phillip Huscher describes Schoenberg’s Kol Nidre as a “stark, strong modernist statement,” set to the prayer said on the eve of Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement. Schoenberg, who had fled Europe in 1934, premiered the work in Los Angeles in 1938, one month before the devastating anti-Jewish pogroms of Kristallnacht took place throughout Nazi-Germany. Shostakovich’s Suite explores similarly weighty concerns, including themes of love, morality, death, and the human spirit through the poetry of the Renaissance master Michelangelo. Although originally conceived to honour the quincentenary of the artist’s birth, Shostakovich’s settings became a highly personal testament to concerns the two men shared across the centuries.

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