Beverley Chiat (Soprano) & Albert Combrink (Piano)
Kaddish (Deux mélodies hébraïques #1) Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
The setting by Ravel is amended to include a few lines he cut from the original prayer, to make it suitable for use in the Synagogue on Kol Nidre. It is also transposed up a Major Third (to the higher key of E Minor – the original key is C minor) The Soprano is facing away from the Camera at this point, as the prayer is sung facing the Ark which contains the Torah Scrolls.
Recorded Live during the “Kol Nidre” service at Temple Israel Reform Synagogue in [read more…]