The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (212): Gilbert&Sullivan’s Hebrew ditty

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (212): Gilbert&Sullivan’s Hebrew ditty


norman lebrecht

October 18, 2020

…. and prove that the Philistines were almost certainly Canadian…


  • Doc Martin says:

    Sullivan Symphony in E “Irish” (1866)
    RLPO, Sir Charles Groves

    • Stuart says:

      A good recording of a not very good, derivative piece of music. 1st movement okay but not much after that.

      • BrianB says:

        The slow movement is excellent, though not original in the sense of some contemporaries like Brahms. Incidentally, it was used as theme music for Alistair Cooke’s “America” series.

      • Dander says:

        I doubt you could have composed something better. The best music was composed by 1900, anything post 1900 is utter garbage.

    • St Patrick's Aunt says:

      Well at least it is miles better than the usual atonal serial post modern drivel. It does actually have some wee tunes in it. All it needs is Liam O’Flynn on the pipes.

  • Jimbo says:

    Brilliant! I’m certain Finkelstein would like it too. Thanks for sharing

  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    Ha, ha very clever would certainly have livened up a performance from D’Oyly Carte.

  • E says:

    Love it!
    Especially the animals and the library…
    I know someone who could dream in Aramaic…
    Thanks! You made my day, Mr Lebrecht!

  • anne fontek says:

    super brilliant..thank you!

  • fflambeau says:

    Hilarious. Thanks much for posting.

  • fflambeau says:

    Joshua Tyra not Gilbert and Sullivan, of which this is a parady. Finkelstein is much too recent for G&S.