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Re: Paul Ben Haim (1897-1984)
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2020, 06:46:20 PM »
I figured I’d give this thread a little jolt.

Cross-posted from the ‘Purchases’ thread -

Decided to expand my Ben-Haim collection:



I already own the excellent CPO release of Symphony No. 1 and I believe that’s all I owned of Ben-Haim in my collection before buying the recordings posted above.

Also, for anyone who hasn’t seen this, you may want to check this out:

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Re: Paul Ben Haim (1897-1984)
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2020, 10:16:04 PM »
I figured I’d give this thread a little jolt.

Cross-posted from the ‘Purchases’ thread -

Also, for anyone who hasn’t seen this, you may want to check this out:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Xuq_CM-CYlk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Xuq_CM-CYlk</a>
I'm sure that you'll enjoy those John.  Do you know the First Symphony? As with Weinberg's Third Symphony I was surprised that I was ever able to hear a live performance of it.
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Re: Paul Ben Haim (1897-1984)
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2020, 05:07:49 AM »
I'm sure that you'll enjoy those John.  Do you know the First Symphony? As with Weinberg's Third Symphony I was surprised that I was ever able to hear a live performance of it.

Sure, I’ve heard Symphony No. 1 thanks to that first installment on CPO, but it’s been quite some time since I’ve listened to it. I’m going to wait to revisit as I want to receive the rest of these recordings I just bought.
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« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2020, 06:29:45 AM »
Count me as another fan of this composer. The Chandos CD is the only one I don't know yet, nonetheless, but the others are very fine.

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Re: Paul Ben Haim (1897-1984)
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2020, 06:31:51 AM »
Count me as another fan of this composer. The Chandos CD is the only one I don't know yet, nonetheless, but the others are very fine.

Excellent to read, Cesar. I really want to get that Toccata recording of the SQs. Probably will spring for this a bit later on.
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« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2020, 12:28:46 AM »
Count me as another fan of this composer. The Chandos CD is the only one I don't know yet, nonetheless, but the others are very fine.
I'm sure you'd like the Chandos CD Cesar. I'm especially fond of the 'Judean Wilderness' - atmosphere of the first of the 'Two Landscapes' but the whole disc is very enjoyable.
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« Reply #66 on: June 10, 2020, 08:01:52 AM »
I'm sure you'd like the Chandos CD Cesar. I'm especially fond of the 'Judean Wilderness' - atmosphere of the first of the 'Two Landscapes' but the whole disc is very enjoyable.

Very interesting, Jeffrey. Thank you. I'm having that CD and the one on Toccata in the near future.

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Re: Paul Ben Haim (1897-1984)
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2020, 12:35:11 PM »
Heard this on the radio this afternoon (Symphony No. 1) and although I have the fine CPO disc I was very impressed by this performance and recording:
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Re: Paul Ben Haim (1897-1984)
« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2020, 05:28:50 PM »
Oh, that's good news, Jeffrey. The other two works look of interest to me too.

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Re: Paul Ben Haim (1897-1984)
« Reply #69 on: October 09, 2020, 11:55:03 PM »
Oh, that's good news, Jeffrey. The other two works look of interest to me too.
Yes, I agree Cesar. Apparently it's the start of a new series featuring the music of Israeli composers.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).