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Multicultural in the best sense of the word,
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This review is from: Jewish Baroque Music (Audio CD)It's enlightening and, frankly, very moving to hear well-known Hebrew texts such as the "Bar'chu" and "Adon Olam" brought forth from the synagogue and recast as Baroque gems. If Jewish tradition and "mainstream" classical idioms have always inhabited different musical spheres in your mind, those worlds will collide here.
The only fault with this recording that I would mention is the chorus' rather aggressive delivery, particularly in some of the Rossi--a relentless intensity that I associate more happily with the Boston Camerata's excellent recordings of American traditional repertoire than with the Baroque. But certainly a spirited and exacting performance.