Mémoire et Cinéma

Isabelle Durin, violin and Michaël Ertzscheid, piano

Ten years after the release of the CD "Romantisme hébraïque", the violinist Isabelle Durin and the pianist Michaël Ertzscheid publish a new record of film music around Judaism and its traditions.

The idea of the disc Mémoire et cinéma, published by Paraty (Harmonia Mundi), is to gather in the form of an anthology a selection of Jewish themed film music, anchored in the collective memory.

To do this, Isabelle Durin and Michaël Ertzcheid arranged scores of well known films such as Schindler’s List, Life is Beautiful, Fiddler on the roof, Yentl, Exodus, Yiddishe Mame, Yidl mitn Fidl, The Passerby, The roundup, The Life Before Us, The diary of Anne Frank, Defiance ...

The violin is here the instrument of singing (in Hebrew: Kle-zemer), often present in many Jewish themed films. The piano replies and settles the scene. The arrangements are sober and highlight the beauty of the themes and the inspiration of the composers.

A remarkable record that plunges us into the musical atmosphere of Jewish treasures of the 7th art!


Learn more and order the CD Mémoire et Cinéma
Look at Isabelle Durin’s website
Listen to radio show dedicated to this disc and hosted by Hervé Roten

Listen to

In case the music player doesn't open, you must allow the opening of pop-ups for the website iemj.org in your browser settings.

  • Thème: La Liste de Schindler, John Williams (extrait)

  • Thème: La Vie est Belle, Nicola Piovani (extrait)

  • Yiddish Mame, Musique Traditionnelle (extrait)

  • Ah! Si j’étais Riche! John Williams (extrait)

  • Le Concerto de l’Adieu, La Rafle, Georges Delerue

Lire tout

You may also like

Gala concert of the European Institute for Jewish Music – 4th edition

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11th 2018, 5h30pm, Salle Cortot - Paris, the EIJM invites you to its Great Gala Concert. SAVE THE (…)

The Hourglass, a musical journey through the Jewish soul

Concert organised by the EIJM and 3rd quarter of Paris’ Townhall, as part of the Festival of Jewish Cultures, on June 21st 2018, 6 PM, with (…)

Twenty nigunim for clarinet and piano by Claudine Movsessian and Martine Vialatte

The EIJM is proud to announce the release of a musical score, Twenty Nigunim for clarinet and piano, by Claudine Movsessian et Martine (…)

Release of a new musical score by Fernand Halphen at the EIJM Editions

The EIJM is pleased to announce the release of an original musical score by the composer Fernand Halphen, the Romance in E major for cello and (…)

Conference on the HATIKVA - Lyrical Odyssey, History and origins of the Israeli national anthem

A conference proposed by Théa Herz and the EIJM, as part of the Festival of Jewish Cultures in Paris, on June 13, 2018 at 6PM at the townhouse of (…)