La source de vie : Esther in songs

A TV program by Josy Eisenberg, directed by Pascale Kenigsberg-Cahen, with the participation of the Od Yossef Haï Foundation. Featuring the oratorio Ester by Giuseppe Lidarti, the mosty important work of 18th century Jewish art music. With Hervé Roten, ethnomusicologist and director of the European Institute of Jewish Music

The biblical story of queen Esther who saved the Jews of Persia from extermination inspired many artists. In particular, it gave birth to an oratorio named “Ester”, which is today the most important Jewish art music work written in the 18th century by the Italian composer Giuseppe Lidarti (1730-after 1793).

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