Michael Shapiro: Variation
“The New York composer has written two sets on Jewish Sabbath hymns, one for solo cello (Sato Knudsen), the other violin (Tim Fain). Both marry lyricism to the mathematical logic of the variation form – and do so with charm, boldness and a winsome wit.” ~Norman Lebrecht
Second Symphony and Overture to Frankenstein-the Movie Score
Michael Shapiro conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in his Second Symphony and Overture to Frankenstein-The Movie Score.
Variations on Eliahu Hannavi
Eliyahu hanavi (Elijah the Prophet; 9th c. B.C.E.), whose biblical appearance occurs during the reign of King Ahab in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, is often viewed with fascination as one of the most cryptic, eccentric, and colorful yet tenacious and sympathetic personalities in the Hebrew Bible and its exegetical literature. Read more…