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Oratorio Ester - The salvation of Israel by Esther (Video)

Material Type: 
Films
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre
Year: 
2000
Place of Recording: 
Place of Recording: Jerusalem
Edition: 
1
Series: 
Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel
Languages: 
English
French
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
France
Israel
Italy
Netherlands
Description: 

Oratorio Ester - The salvation of Israel by Esther by Cristiano G. Lidarti (music) and Rabbi Jacob Raphael Saraval (libretto). Based on the score edited by Israel Adler with the assistance of David Klein.
Modern World Premiere - Gala Concert in Honour of the 75th Jubilee of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1925-2000). 
Produced by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Jewish Music Research Centre, Tel-Ad Jerusalem Studios. Recorded in Jerusalem on May 31, 2000, at the Henry Crown Symphony Hall, Jerusalem, Israel. 
Performed by the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra (David Shemer, Director), Collegium Tel Aviv (Avner Itai, Director), Moran Chamber Choir (Naomi Paran, Director). Soloists: Adi Even-Or, Soprano (Ester); Andreas Post, Tenor (Mordecai); Chen Reiss, Soprano (Donna Israelita); David Sebba, Baritone (Haman); Alexander Kaimbacher, Tenor (Ahasveros); Emanuel Halperin, Announcer. Conductor: Avner Itai. 
A co-production of the Jewish Music Research Centre, The Israel Festival and the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
You can download below the original program notes of the concert that include the original Hebrew libretto by Jacob Raphael Saraval, with French, English and German.
A full video documentation with Hebrew, English and French subtitles.

A French double CD titled Esther - Le Salut d'Israel par Esther: Oratorio en langue hébraïque en trois actes (1774) was issued by Universal (Europe) in the framework of the JMRC Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel (no. 15). See: https://www.opera-orchestre-montpellier.fr/disque/cristiano-giuseppe-lidarti
The performance score of Oratorio Ester is available through the Israel Music Institute. See: https://www.imi.org.il/index.php?dir=site&page=catalog&op=item&cs=8108&langpage=eng

 

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