We have combined our talents to create this CD of Jewish peace songs in Hebrew, English, and Yiddish. The music ranges from secular to sacred, cantorial to broadway, and from art songs to popular melodies
Included on the CD are pieces by Morris Barash, Paul Ben-Haim, Maurice Goldman, Michael Isaacson, Marc Lavry, Alan Menken, Sergiu Natra, Moishe Oysher, Lazar Weiner, Moseh Wilensky, and Chanan Yovel.
Also on this CD are two Hebrew settings written by Paul Ben-Haim before he made aliyah in 1933 (Tracks 7 and 8). Left unpublished and unperformed in his archive, we have brought these remarkable, virtuosic pieces back to light for the first time. Completely unique in the world of Hebrew art music, these masterpieces show a different and remarkable side of Ben-Haim.
We hope that you will enjoy listening to Chalamti Chalom as much as we enjoyed producing it.
David Berger and Joyce Rosenzweig
Here's our review from Hadassah Magazine!
This compilation features songs and musical settings of biblical, liturgical and contemporary texts that express the hope for peace. Cantor David Berger’s eloquent renditions, accompanied by pianist Joyce Rosenzweig, include the Yiddish “A T’fileh”; Paul Ben-Haim’s arias based on Psalms and Isaiah; and “Yesh Li Chalom,” a Hebrew version of Martin Luther King Jr.’s classic speech