Varda Kotler sings CD Paul Ben Haim
About Paul Ben Haim
Paul Ben-Haim, his life and works
Paul Ben-Haim (1897-1984) has won an international reputation as a leading figure in the formation of the musical culture of modern Israel. Born in Munich, Germany, in 1924 he embarked on a promising career as Capellmeister of the Augsburg Opera, while developing his compositional activities. The Nazis rise to power in 1933 forced him to migrate to Palestine – then under British mandate rule – where he joined in the formation of a new musical culture in the ethnically heterogeneous
community of Jewish migrants and refugees. Ben-Haim acquired an international reputation and his works have been extensively performed by leading musicians, including Yehudi Menuhin, Jasha Heifetz, Leopold Stokowsky, Menachem Pressler, Leonard Bernstein, Pnina Salzmann and many others.

The program (with voice, piano, violin and cello) includes music written in Munich, Germany (where he grew up as a composer and later a conductor) to poets like: Hofmannsthal, Eichendorf, Morgenstern and etc…
The other part is music he wrote in Israel where he lived after the Nazis rise to power in 1933. All pieces except two are first ever recording.

Reviews from:
Haaretz                                     Actualite' Juive
Aurora                                      Hifi vide'o
Scherzo (Spain)                        CD Compact Disc Spain
Cinefonia. Paris                         Novosti Newspaper

Listen To Music

    you myrtle blossom from eden

    the rain :

    calm :

Varda Kotler
varda kotler cd ben haim

varda kotler cd  (Deutsch)

Varda Kotler About Ben Haim

Prof. Jehoash Hirshberg about Paul Ben-Haim

Varda Kotler - Home        Discography