Hey guys, I am starting the Nigun for a competition, (to be coupled with my mendelssohn concerto), and I am making good headway on it. I will be trying it out with a pianist soon, and i might upload a video, as we are not allowed to videotape the competition. I am confused about the Nigun: what was the meaning of the piece? Sir Arnold Steinhardt thinks of it as a cry to god, as a piece recalling Jewish suffering, therefore playing it lamentingly, and sweetly with passion. Ivry Gitlis thinks of it as a showpiece: I am personally taking it sort of like Mr. Steinhardts. What did Bloch want it to be? I can't find anything about it on the internet.
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