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Jul 2013

'Nigunim are Hebrew melodies, secular or religious, fast or slow for instrumental music-making... Gil gives us his extraordinary violin playing, Orli her vivid piano foundation in this collection of duo showpieces...  Gil and Orli have brought together some wonderful examples that span the 19th century through to today... Wonderfully played, the pieces range from brief, single song arrangements like Joseph Achron's "Hebrew Melody, Op. 33" to longer suites like Ernst Bloch's "Baal Shem, Three Pictures of Chassidic Life," and the world premiere recording of Avner Dorman's Violin Sonata No. 3, which bears as sub-title "Nigunim". We get John William's "Three Piece Suite" from Schindler's List as well. And it is throughout very worthwhile music. With the duo in synch as they are, so attuned to the Hebrew nuances of the music, this is a stunning, landmark disk! No more need be said, except if you love the Hebrew strain of melody-harmony, you know this music well or not at all, you should not pass on this one. Fabulous!'

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Jul 2013

'Nigunim are Hebrew melodies, secular or religious, fast or slow for instrumental music-making... Gil gives us his extraordinary violin playing, Orli her vivid piano foundation in this collection of duo showpieces...  Gil and Orli have brought together some wonderful examples that span the 19th century through to today... Wonderfully played, the pieces range from brief, single song arrangements like Joseph Achron's "Hebrew Melody, Op. 33" to longer suites like Ernst Bloch's "Baal Shem, Three Pictures of Chassidic Life," and the world premiere recording of Avner Dorman's Violin Sonata No. 3, which bears as sub-title "Nigunim". We get John William's "Three Piece Suite" from Schindler's List as well. And it is throughout very worthwhile music. With the duo in synch as they are, so attuned to the Hebrew nuances of the music, this is a stunning, landmark disk! No more need be said, except if you love the Hebrew strain of melody-harmony, you know this music well or not at all, you should not pass on this one. Fabulous!'

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