Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Andra Day $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Gear Up for Football Learn more
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Bloch: Baal Shem; Suite h... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Feedback tells it all. Good condition, CD in excellent shape, could have cracked case. Fast shipping, satisfaction guaranteed.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Bloch: Baal Shem; Suite hébraïque; Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for solo violin; Ben-Haim: Sonata in G; Berceuse Sfaradite; Improvisation and Dance
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Bloch: Baal Shem; Suite hébraïque; Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for solo violin; Ben-Haim: Sonata in G; Berceuse Sfaradite; Improvisation and Dance Import

2 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, March 20, 2007
"Please retry"
$21.50
$14.15 $9.97
$21.50 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Hagai Shaham follows his disc of Bloch's Violin Sonatas with an equally splendid release of the composer's other violin music, crowned by his late Suites for solo violin, two works informed by the spirit of Bach with touches of serialism and Hebraic resonances. They're full of passion, virtuoso passages, and abrupt tempo shifts that can derail the performer. But Shaham sails through them with brilliance, capturing the rhapsodic opening of the first movement of Suite No. 1 along with its vigorous final movement, as well as the Second Suite's soaring, lyrical Andante and its virtuoso finale. Erez joins Shaham in Bloch's Baal Shem Suite and Suite hébraïque, played with colorful zest. The substantial fillers are works by Paul Ben-Haïm, a key figure in Israel's musical life. His Sonata in G minor for solo violin blends Bachian counterpart with impressionist gestures and folk song. Shaham lends an improvisatory feel to the rhythmically powerful first movement, recalls the lyricism of shepherd's pipes in the pastoral second, and revels in a stomping, virtuosic finale based on the Hora. A pair of attractive folk-based works close the recital, played by Shaham and Erez.with tonal beauty and idiomatic flair. An irresistible disc! -Dan Davis


1. Vidui
2. Nigun
3. Simchas Torah
4. Rapsodie
5. Processional
6. Affirmation
7. Prelude
8. ANdante Tranquillo
9. Allegro - Andante
10. Allegro Energico
11. Energico, Deciso
12. Moderato
13. Andante
14. Allegro Molto
15. Allegro Energico
16. Lento E Sotto Voce
17. Molto Allegro
18. Berceuse Sfaradite
19. Improvisation And Dance

Product Details

  • Performer: Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez
  • Composer: Ernest Bloch, Paul Ben-Haim
  • Audio CD (March 20, 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hyperion UK
  • ASIN: B000LV6CKK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #397,948 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By music fan on April 22, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Exciting playing of Hagai Shaham and Arnon Erez in the duo pieces, and of Hagai Shaham in Ernest Bloch's, Bach partitas-like, tonal solo violin sonatas. Bloch's pieces well complement another Bloch's CD by Shaham and Erez Bloch: Violin Sonatas.

The Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim bears much in common with Bloch, and his wonderful, heart warming music cannot be better served than in this production. Highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Crowe TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 15, 2013
Format: Audio CD
My only reservation about this recording is that the instruments are a bit too closely recorded. As a result, you don't get the sense of anything being played really softly. That said, it's to Hagai Shaham's and Arnon Erez's credit that they don't make an ugly sound: violin and piano sound rich and satisfying in the two Bloch suites and in the two shorter pieces by Ben-Haim (which include the lovely "Berceuse sfaradite.") The Bloch suites are specifically Jewish-themed, and they have a folk-like quality that is most appealing. The players make the transitions from intense and yearning effects to impressions of serenity with great skill, and at a little over 14 ("Baal Shem") and 11 ("Hebraique") minutes respectively, these three-movement pieces don't outstay their welcomes. Most of the rest of the disc consists of solo sonatas for violin, two by Bloch, one by Ben- Haim, from the 1950's, and all commissioned by Yehudi Menuhin. These are tributes to Bach's solo Sonatas and Partitas for violin, and they call for more obvious virtuosity on Shaham's part -- especially in the Ben-Haim, which sends the violin into some odd regions. Shaham is up to the challenge, and he presents these works as substantive and exciting.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?