WNYC Passover Specials 2013

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

In honor of Passover, WNYC celebrates with two special programs which will air Sunday, March 24, 2013.

A Passover Special: Why This Night?
Airs Sunday, March 24 at 7am on AM 820
Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who now wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents, asks Rabbi Ismar Schorsch to explain the meaning of Passover. Dr. Schorsch tells Larry the story of Passover--its history, rituals and foods, and the origins and structure of the Seder. The music of Passover, sung by some of the best cantors and choirs in the world, is woven in and out of the conversation.

For more information about this program, please click here.


Itzhak Perlman Shares A Musical Feast for Passover
Airs Sunday, March 24 at 9pm on 93.9 FM
The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special, superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show moves along.

Selections include music from familiar classical works (Handel’s Israel in Egypt), and from lesser-known classical pieces (Halévy’s opera La Juive, with Jan Peerce; Dessau’s 1934 German setting of the Haggadah; Korngold’s glorious Passover Psalm). Perlman’s playing is represented by a duet with Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, as well as the beloved theme from Schindler’s List. Other recordings include unusual takes on traditional tunes, like a swing “Dayenu,” “Who Knows One?” in Ladino, the zany Moishe Oysher treatment of “Chad Gadya,” and “Go Down, Moses” sung by Paul Robeson.

For more information about this program, please click here.

Comments [2]

WNYC Programming

Thanks for your interest Barbara. The full list of music is listed here:
The piece you were asking about is:

Chad Gadya
Shoshana Damari
Greatest Songs
Hed Artzi

Apr. 01 2013 02:37 PM
BARBARA from Forest Hills, NY

What is the name of the ecstatic singer of Chad Gadya?

A wonderful program and most memorable music!

Mar. 25 2013 09:53 PM

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