A celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday with a program of songs and narrations from his plays and incidental music by his contemporaries.
This is the April 1999 live recording of the concert debut of PHOENIX, the Israel consort of viols - the first of its kind in Israel .
The event was called by the press "a red-letter day for Israel’s musical life".
Myrna Herzog - musical director
Miriam Meltzer - soprano
Benny Hendel - narrator
Myrna Herzog – treble & bass viols
Joseph Sharon - tenor viol
Na’ama Yacoby - bass viol
Tal Arbel - bass viol, recorder
David Shemer - virginals
Itay Rachmilevitch - lute
David Feldman - percussion
“ a well-researched and impressive debut" (Clifford Bartlett, Early Music Review)
"a red-letter day for Israel’s musical life" (Ury Eppstein, The Jerusalem Post)