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GoneBaroque
Apr-06-2012, 03:12
Sundown on Friday, April 6 begins the Jewish festival of Passover or Pesach. The festival runs 7 or 8 days and opens on the first evening with a ritual accompanied by a special meal. In remembrance of this event which celebrates freedom from Slavery and the hope of a brighter future. The Christian Feast of Maundy Thursday finds it roots in the Jewish Passover. Enjoy the Passover scene from Halevy's opera La Juive. As I could not decide which recording I liked better I am offering two. The first is the last recording made by the American Tenor Richard Tucker joined by Martina Arroyo and the Ambrosian Singers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq_SX78U1f0&feature=youtu.be

The second is by Tucker's rival and Brother-In-Law Jan Peerce.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYXHk6wwsGM&feature=related

Incidentally La Juive was the opera in which Enrico Caruso made his last appearance on stage.

To our forum members of the Jewish Faith a Blessed Festival and to those of the Christian Faith a Joyous Easter.

Corno Dolce
Apr-06-2012, 06:40
Khristos Voskrese, Voistino Voskres - Christ Is Risen, Indeed He Is Risen. Next weekend is Russian Easter.

wljmrbill
Apr-06-2012, 06:42
Thanks for posting.Very appropiate for the day. I convey the same wishes to all my friends here too.