Performance Today

Music for Yom Kippur

Praying in the Synagogue on Yom KippurOil on canvas by Maurycy Gottlieb (ca. 1878)

Performance Today - September 15, 2021


September 15, 2021

Sundown this evening marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Join us for a special selection of music featuring music by Ernest Bloch, Max Bruch, and more. Also, Bruce Adolphe has this week's Piano Puzzler.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joseph Boulogne: Sonata 2:  Andantino
Laurel Zucker, flute | John Cozza, piano
Album: Flute and Piano Music By Composers of African Descent. Vol. 2
Cantilena Records

Joseph Bologne: Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 8: Movements 1-2
Randall Goosby, violin | The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo NY

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Ethan Woyach from Oak Park, IL

Michael Brown: Reflections (2016) for Piano Trio
Michael Brown, piano | Elena Urioste, violin | Nicholas Canellakis, cello
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach, FL

Hour 2

Ernest Bloch, arr. Sheku Kanneh-Mason: From Jewish Life B. 54 Prayer No. 1
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello | Braimah Kanneh-Mason, violin
Album: Elgar
Decca Classics

Solomon Braslavsky, arr. Bruce Ruben: M'chalkeil Chayim
Kathryn Andersen, violin | Steven Lyon, clarinet
Album: Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit
Dorian 92182

Traditional: Han'shama Lach
Kathryn Andersen, violin | Steven Lyon, clarinet
Album: Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit
Dorian 92182

Judith Clurman, arr. Ryan Nowlin: Ki Hineih Kachomer
Daniel Miller, cello | James Cunningham, piano | Essential Voices USA | Judith Clurman, conductor
Album: Rejoice!  Honoring the Jewish Spirit
Acis 97092

David Diamond: Kaddish
Jonathan Aasgaard, cello | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra | Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Album: From Jewish Life: Music for Cello and Orchestra
Avie 2149

Oedoen Partos: Yizkor (In Memoriam, 1946)
Chicago String Ensemble | Alan Heatherington, conductor
Album: Israeli Melodies
Centaur 2140

Ernest Bloch: Baal Shem: Vidui (Contrition)
Vadim Gluzman, violin | Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra | John Neschling, conductor
Album: Gluzman plays Barber, Bernstein and Bloch Concertos
Bis 1662

Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Lily Maisky, piano | Mischa Maisky, cello
CAMA, Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara, CA
Concert Record Date: 5/12/2016