From Jewish Life

From Jewish Life


Jonathan Aasgaard, cello
Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Release Date:

22nd April 2008

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The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s series on AVIE marks its eighth release with this new recording of works derived from the Jewish tradition. The principal cellist of the orchestra, Jonathan Aasgaard, gives fine performances of two seminal works from this genre – Bloch’s Hebraic Rhapsody Schelomo and Bruch’s Kol Nidrei. David Diamond’s Kaddish has been eagerly taken up by many cellists including the late Janos Starker. The CD is completed by two premiere recordings: Gerard Schwarz’ In Memoriam and Jonathan Aasgaard’s own arrangement for cello and strings of Bloch’s Prayer from the suite From Jewish Life.


Ernest BLOCH (1880 – 1959)
1. Schelomo (21:45)
2. Prayer (4:56)

David DIAMOND (1915 – 2005)
3. Kaddish (11:13)

Gerard SCHWARZ (b. 1947)
4. In Memoriam (8:33)

Max BRUCH (1838 – 1920)
5. Kol Nidrei (11:18)
Total time: 58:10

Recorded 20 and 21 October 2004 (Schelomo), and 31 October 2005 at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England
Recording producers: Michael Ogonovsky and David A. Pigott

Sound Engineer: David A. Pigott

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