Sunday, December 11, 2016

Advent Week 3: Jacqueline du Pré - Kol nidrei Op. 47 - Max Bruch ..Y Sevilla

RantWoman continues this year's Advent observance by posting things that have nothing to do with Christmas.

RantWoman read up enough about the Kol Nidre to realize it is a prayer customarily done on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. RantWoman may or may not be led to expand on matters of atonement just now. In the meantime, two notes:

1. This setting of the prayer for 'cello is VERY difficult. Very difficult as in for instance a good bit up high on the fingerboard in the tonal range usually reserved for the violin. Very difficult as in, rather than needing to atone for .. some people should leave the performance to much better cello players.

2. RantWoman recommends savoring the music and not worrying too much about theology or timing. Just let the music work at least for now.

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