He entered a Reform Temple, the rabbi arrived, played the Kol Nidrei
, and afterwards said to them, 'Gentlemen, there's a restaurant here; go eat.' That's Judaism?
T | | HIS week, as well as marking the start of the classical concert season, had the most holy day in the Jewish year - the Day of Atonement, the eve of which is known as Kol Nidrei
5, followed by Achron's achingly beautiful "Hebrew Melody," Adler's plangent "Elegy" and Bruch's impassioned "Kol Nidrei
" with solo cellist Zvi Plessner.
Two of them, Kol Nidrei
and Moses und Aron, are recognized as great works.
More distinct and sonically forcible too is the adaptation of Bruch's Kol Nidrei
in D minor, Op.
The most famous example of this use of the cello comes in Max Bruch's "Kol Nidrei
," in which the cello develops the atonement theme sung by the cantor at the beginning of Yom Kippur.
This unspeakably cruel and senseless practice came about because of a Christian misunderstanding of the Kol Nidrei
declaration, which introduces the evening service on erev Yom Kippur.
Ernis Asanaliev will perform a solo on cello.The second part, devoted to Romanticism, will include compositions of Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, as well as "Serenade" by the Swedish composer Dag Wiren and play "Kol Nidrei
" for cello and orchestra by the German composer Max Bruch.
At tomorrow's concert, Will play Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei
, which was inspired by the traditional Jewish melody, Song of Atonement, sung at Yom Kippur.
Two works are central to the repertory - Bloch's Schelomo and Bruch's Kol Nidrei
and with them are works by David Diamond and Gerard Schwarz, and the cellist's own arrangement with strings of Bloch's Prayer.
There is a welcome bonus with Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei
, recorded in 1936 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by the great, still under-rated conductor Sir Landon Ronald.
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor; Bruch: Kol Nidrei
; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme.