Bloch, Ben-Haim, and Shostakovich

January 19, 2024, 9:00 pm

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Ernest Bloch, seated at a table, looks into the distance while touching a score
Ernest Bloch

This week we’ll spin up some classics from the New York Philharmonic’s storied discography. The Concerto Grosso No. 1 by Ernst Bloch will showcase pianist Walter Hendl and conductor Charles Munch. Then, we’ll hear Leonard Bernstein conduct the Sweet Psalmist of Israel by Ben-Haim, and we’ll close with Shostakovich’s 13th Symphony, “Babi Yar,” conducted by Kurt Masur.


Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1
Walter Hendl, piano; Charles Munch, conductor

Paul Ben-Haim: Sweet Psalmist of Israel
Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord; Christina Savrache, harp; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar”
Sergei Leiferkus, baritone; Men of the New York Choral Artists: dir. Joseph Flummerfelt; Kurt Masur, conductor