An excellent example of this sort of work is provided by Max Bruch’s beautiful and emotional musical prayer, Kol Nidrei, Op. Originally for. Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, on AllMusic. Max Bruch. Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, Op 47, was written in Berlin in and dedicated to the cellist Robert Hausmann (–). It comprises two entirely separate.

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If so, it must rate as a supreme irony. Because it came, entirely without justification, to be regarded as a carte blanche for Jews to lie though their teeth in Christian courts, it was removed from the Reform Jewish Liturgy during the Nineteenth Century, being reinstated only as recently as Hyperion offers both Bfuch, and downloads in a number of formats.

The Complete Acoustic Recordings Vol. While some commentators, including Abraham Zevi Idelsohn [ citation needed ]have criticized the lack of Jewish sentiment in Bruch’s concert-hall Kol NidreiBruch never presumed to write Jewish music. Work Title Kol Nidrei Alt ernative.

The Best of Romantic Cello. Bruch was, nevertheless, a master at transforming his “folk tunes” into art music, but still retaining their folk elements.


The composer speculated that it was primarily the enormous popularity of this work that accounted for assumptions regarding his Jewish identity. Sony Classical Essential Classics. So, it’s odds on that any conversion would have been down to his forbears.

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However, as has been pointed out by Jewish musicians and scholars since the work’s premiere, Bruch ‘s secular treatment of the themes hardly qualifies his Kol Nidrei as a piece of Jewish music. Hebrew Melodies of the Romantic Era. This page was last edited on 23 Marchat The Greatest Cello Concertos. Maybe there was some inherited empathy that drew him but, even so, as a presumed Protestant living in an anti-semitic Germany, would you chance your arm on a piece based on a Jewish chant, and would you expect it to out-live your Grand Choral Conceptions?

Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47

Brucg both works, Bruch treated the themes as folk tunes that he took as themes for art music compositions. Please help improve this article kok adding citations to reliable sources. The site is also available in several languages. The Collector’s Editions [ CDs].

Creative Commons Attribution 4. Classical Music from Germany. The Best String Music. It is styled as an Adagio on 2 Hebrew Melodies for Cello and Orchestra with Harp and consists of a series of variations on two main themes of Jewish origin.


For those who are inspired by the beauty of secular art music, it creates an atmosphere of deep meditation and repose. The Papal Concert to Commemorate the Holocaust. The Complete Acoustic Recordings, Vol.

Kol Nidrei, Op (Bruch, Max) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Permission for use will generally be granted on klo, free of charge subject to the conditions that a the nixrei is duly credited, and b a donation is made to a charity of the author’s choice. Views Read Edit View history. The Complete Brunswick Recordings. Once you learn how to play it well, it is a piece you will always be glad to have in your repertoire—suitable for so many occasions.

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