Streaming premiere on this page

May 5 at 11 a.m


When we think of Jewish composers of the 20th century, names like Schönberg, Zemlinsky, or Mahler first come to mind. If you dig deeper, you will come across a group of other highly interesting sound creators such as Paul Ben-Haim, whose 125th birthday we celebrate in 2022, Marc Lavry, Lazare Saminsky, and others, who had to break new ground due to the political and social catastrophes of the 20th century and - with the courage of the surviving - left a unique work. With "Jewish Life", Alon Sariel (mandolin) and Boris Kuznezow (piano) open a door to these almost forgotten names in music history.


This concert takes place as part of the 1700 anniversary of 

Jewish Life in Germany; 1700 Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland  #2021JLID

Production by 1700 & Culiner Creative Circle 

A Closer Original © 2022

Concert program

PAUL BEN-HAIM (1897-1984) 

Three Songs without Words

ERNEST BLOCH (1880-1959)

"Prayer" from Jewish Life Suite

LAZARE SAMINSKY (1882 -1959)

Rhapsody on Jewish Themes

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)



"Diferencias" for solo mandolin




"Nigun" from Baal Shem Suite

MARC LAVRY (1903-1967)

Three Jewish Dances

60:00 min
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Alon Sariel and Boris Kusnezow for the 1700 festivities

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Alon Sariel and Boris Kusnezow for the 1700 festivities