The romantic voice

The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
Conductor Yuval Benozer
Guest Conductor Guy Pelc
Pianist Pazit Gal

The Romantic movement in art and philosophy emphasized the emotions and desires of the individual, and swept 19th-century Europe to a burst of creativity in all fields of art. Music, in particular, was perceived as the pinnacle of the arts, and choral music flourished and increased in numbers as it rose in quality. In this program, The Israeli Vocal Ensemble presents choral gems by the great composers of 19th-century Europe: Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Rossini and Elgar. For the first time in Israel, there will also be a performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s moving piece Peace on Earth.

Concert duration: 1:06:19 hours.

Live recorded at Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 11.4.21.

דבר המנהל המוסיקלי

“The romantic period was the golden age of choral singing – of the deep, pervasive sound of the choir. Almost all the romantic composers wrote large swathes of choral music and, through sound and words, expressed those emotions that we all know so well: love, remorse, disappointment, wonder. In this program, I have collected gorgeous works by Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schoenberg. These are all pieces that I love both as a conductor and as a listener.”
Yuval Benozer