Louis Lewandowski Festival 2015

»The Eastern Firmament«

Das östliche Firmament

In the second half of the 19th century, the music of Sulzer and Lewandowski reached many cantors in Eastern Europe. As a result, Eastern European Jewish culture increasingly opened up to the West.

A new style was created in which the choir sang in a western way, while the cantor performed free and flowery recitatives. This new style enjoyed enormous popularity and soon synagogues called “Chor Shul” were built in many places in Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary and Romania. Numerous Eastern European cantors and choir directors composed music of different artistic content for the choir Shul

Choirs of the 2015 festival

Impressions of 2015 Festival (TESTBILDER)