MAX STERN: Retrospective CD (released by Israel Music Institute)(IMI)

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selected Biblical Compositions by Max Stern

Original Drawing by Irina Plastun of composer, Max Stern conducting

Jacket back cover for selected biblical compositions by Max Stern

Seven biblical compositions by Max Stern on Retrospective CD

Back Cover of Max Stern: Retrospective listing orchestral, chamber and vocal compositions

Max Stern has created a rich genre of biblical compositions blending East and West

Max Stern is Israel's most soulful composer; his works are beautifully crafted and expressive…authentic and original…touching the past, breaking into the future.”

— Uri Mayer, conductor

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, October 28, 2019 / — The works on the disc, written and recorded between 1979-2009, evoke a poetic world of archaic grandeur: Song of the Morning Stars (Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheba/Uri Mayer); Three Ancient Pieces (Wendy Eisler-Kashi, flute, Orly Lavan, guitar); Bedouin Impressions (Israel Sinfonietta Strings / Yaaron Taube); Hannah's Song of Praise (Collegium Musica Sacra, Prague/Vitezslav Podrazil, Kristyna Valouskova, soprano, Yuri Likin, oboe), at the Festival of the Old Testament in the Arts, Prague, 1995; Balaam and the Ass (Stuart Taylor, trombone, and Gene Cipriani, percussion), winner of the Israel Composers' League Lieberson Prize, 1991; Prophecy for the End of Days (narrator, Ariel University Choir, Ariel Children's Choir, shofar, rebaba, strings and percussion/Barak Yeivin); and Yovel – Proclaim liberty throughout the land (Lev. 25:9-10) (Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheba/Uri Mayer).

Max Stern (1947 USA/1976 Israel) is a pioneer figure in Israel's musical life. A prize winning composer, conductor, musicologist, educator and music critic of international stature, he followed the Call of Abraham and walked in the footsteps of the Prophets, creating a rich genre of biblical compositions blending East and West with contemporary idioms.

Professor Stern contextualized these achievements in two ground breaking books: Bible & Music and Psalms & Music, acknowledged a magnificent achievement…a genuinely remarkable piece of scholarship…a monumental work.

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Max Stern – Just a Note (Interview with composer Max Stern)

Source: EIN Presswire