Composer sets Talmud study to music

Composer sets Talmud study to music


norman lebrecht

August 21, 2016

The marvellous Israeli composer Andre Hajdu, who died at the beginning of this month, was a devout and learned man who saw no contradiction between his religious immersion and his advanced musical ideas.

In this clip from a TV documentary, he takes a familiar passages from the Talmud and works it through with his music students.

Yeshiva was never this much fun.

Music starts at 0:58.


  • esfir ross says:

    French composer Charles Valentine Alkan tried the same in 19 century.

    • John Borstlap says:

      But he shortly died afterwards of Bhuddism (reaching-out for a heavvy tome on that religion standing on a ladder in his library, and falling-down).

  • شيلة says:

    thank youuuuuuu