Short documentary feature on Ernst Toch's Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, the composer's adaptation of the Passover Haggada oriented toward addressing universal experiences of oppression and longings for freedom. Includes footage the recording session and a live concert performance with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Gerard Schwarz, and soloists Carol Meyer, Elizabeth Shammash, Richard Clement, and Ted Christopher. Narrated by Johnny Cho.

Date: July 12, 2013

Credit: Milken Family Foundation

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Carol Meyer Czech Philharmonic Elizabeth Shammash Ernst Toch Gerard Schwarz Passover-Pesah Richard Clement short documentary Ted Christopher Volume 17

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