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Israeli Music for Harpsichord 

A fascinating collection of music for harpsichord Ñ beautifully performed.

Music from an ancient land meets an instrument of antiquity: the result is a fascinating collection of music by composers either born in Israel or settling there from many points in Europe. Soloist Marina Minkin herself came from the Ukraine in 1981. A student of Mark Kroll, she is active in both Israel and the United States and is a founding member and director of the Ad Libitum Ensemble.


Haim Alexander, composer
Improvisation on a Persian Song
Marina Minkin, harpsichord

Yinam Leef, composer
Elegy (Canaanite Fantasy No. 3)
Marina Minkin, harpsichord

Yehezkel Braun, composer
Four Keyboard Pieces
Marina Minkin, harpsichord

Uri Brener, composer
7-11, and Much Later…
Marina Minkin, harpsichord

Dina Smorgonsky, composer
Three Dances for Harpsichord
Marina Minkin, harpsichord

Benjamin Bar-Am, composer
Petite Suite for Recorder and Harpsichord
Marina Minkin, harpsichord, Drora Bruck, recorder

Sergiu Natra, composer
Variations for Harpsichord
Marina Minkin, harpsichord

Paul Ben-Haim, composer
Sonata a tre for Mandolin, Guitar and Harpsichord
Marina Minkin, harpsichord, Alon Sariel, mandolin, Hanan Feinstein, guitar


“Israeli harpsichordist Marina Minkin is alert to both the nationalist core of these works and to the various influences each individual composer has sought out. An unexpectedly delightful find.” (allmusic Guide)

“Each work is a delight, taking full advantage of the harpsichord’s properties. A marvelous introduction to contemporary Israeli composers and a sheer joy in its own right.” (AJL Newsletter)

“With her choice of high-quality Israeli harpsichord music, Minkin’s playing leaves no stone unturned. Her technique is crystal clean and boasts ease; her ability to interpret very different styles is evident throughout. Above all, Minkin’s playing delights the senses.” (Harpsichord & Fortepiano)

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