This composition was dedicated to the great pianist Prof. Alexander Tamir on the occasion of a composition competition on the subject of “Music and Holocaust” – in memory of Wolf Durmashkin – held in Germany, 2018.
“This day” (Hebrew: “hayom”) – mining the holly important day which G-d is judging all human beings for their past acts and determines their future, for good or for bad.
The composition ends with a horn blast that connotes the blowing of the shofar – the Jewish symbol of that special day – Rosh Hashanah (the first day of the Jewish New Year) – the day that human being was created and is to be judged for his acts.
Bracha Bdil (1988), composer, conductor and pianist, is a member of the Israel Composers’ League and her works are published by the Israel Music Institute. Her repertoire includes orchestral music, chamber, vocal and electronic music, as well as music for dance and theater.
Bracha was awarded the 2019-2020 ACUM Award, Israel, and was chosen as one of the composers in representing Israel at the Asian Composers League Festival, Taiwan (2018). She won first prizes in the Competition named after Michal Kleofas Oginski, Belarus. The “Electo Silva”, Santiago de Cuba (2021). The Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award, Germany (2018) and the Yardena Alotin Competition, Israel (2016).
- Website: http://brachabdil.blogspot.co.il/