The prayer of Kol Nidre

Musiques juives d’hier et d’aujourd’hui - Octobre 25th 2011, Judaïques FM, 21h05

A radio show from the European Institute for Jewish Music, hosted by Hervé Roten

« Kol Nidre », with these words start the impressive and deep prayer starting the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. By singing the Kol Nidre, the worshippers beg humbly God to cancel all the wishes, oaths, engagements and promises taken from last Kippur until this one, and that were not kept. The traditional melody of that prayer has always been fascinating, in the Ashkenazi world where this prayer is sung with the same melody in all communities, and also for many Jewish and non-Jewish composers who found there a great source of inspiration.

During this program, we will hear various versions of Kol Nidre, by Max Bruch, Arnold Schoenberg, John Zorn, Serge Kaufmann or Itaï Daniel.

A musical journey guided along with Bruno Fraitag, vice-president of ULIF Copernic and board member of European Institute for Jewish Music.
(In French)

La prière du Kol nidré - Hervé Roten (Judaïques FM 94.8)

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