Poster Yom Kippur
Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur
Oil on canvas by Maurycy Gottlieb (ca. 1878)
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Kol Nidre

During Yom Kippur, cantors sing the Kol Nidre, a musical prayer for forgiveness that has captured the attention of several composers. We’ll hear an adaptation of Kol Nidre by Max Bruch on today’s show.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Osvaldo Golijov: Fantasy on a chorus from La pasion segun San Marcos
Serouj Kradjian, piano
Album: Levant
Atma 2655

Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae for String Quartet
Owen Dalby, violin | Livia Sohn, violin | Ayane Kozasa, viola | Paul Wiancko, cello
Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, SC

Johannes Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116 (excerpts)
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, NY

Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei for cello and orchestra
Camille Thomas, cello | Brussels Philharmonic | Mathieu Herzog, conductor
Album: Voices of Hope
DG 4838564

Hour 2

Edward Joseph Collins: Canons
Anna Polonsky, piano
Album: Music of Edward Collins, Vol. X
Troy 1230

Osmo Vanska: Overture
Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vanska, conductor
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 493
Espressivo!: Jaime Laredo, violin | Sharon Robinson, cello | Anna Polonsky, piano | Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's By The Sea Church, Jacksonville Beach, FL

Eugene Ysaye: Sonata No. 5 in G Major: Movement 1 L'Aurore
Itamar Zorman, violin
UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

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