Intro

william-shakespeare2lightMusic is a central theme throughout Shakespeare’s work, which contains some of the most expressive texts referring to it.

PHOENIX celebrates Shakespeare with a program of songs and narrations from his plays, and incidental music, wonderful works by Dowland, Holborne, Johnson, Ferrabosco, Purcell.

Artists

 

Shakespeare center coverThe concert debut in 1999 - PHOENIX's concert debut! - featured Miriam Meltzer in remarkable interpretations . It was live recorded and is available on CD.

A new version for countertenor has been recently devised, having Yaniv D'Or as our guest.

Myrna Herzog musical director 
Yaniv d'Or - Countertenor 
Benny Hendel - Narrator  
Tal Arbel, Riki Or, Alexandra Polin, Myrna Herzog – Viols 
Ian Aylon - Baroque guitar  

Reviews

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Well-researched and impressive - Clifford Bartlett, Early Music REVIEW, UK

Last week’s debut of the Israel Consort of Viols  [ Yad Labanim, Ra’anana, April 24th, 1999] – the first of its kind in this country – was a red-letter day for Israel’s musical life... 
The chosen songs, texts and the instrumental pieces from the plays were a collection of real gems. The Renaissance period instruments’ intimate and delicate sound recreated a aristocratic salon ambience, despite the oversized concert hall. Their clarity and balance were immensely enjoyable, lively and fresh. Soprano Miriam Meltzer’s singing was faithful to style, excelling particularly as a charming, utterly convincing Macbethian witch. Benny Hendel’s narration came over as polished, highly inteligent, witty and discreet, capturing the various accents and impersonations to perfection. The Consort will have to work hard to live up to the standard that it has established in its debut. - Ury Eppstein, The Jerusalem Post, Israel

Media

The songs in our CD, recorded live, were wonderfully interpreted by soprano Miriam Meltzer, whom you can hear at the clip below as a fabulous witch!

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