Bruch – Kol Nidrei Op.47 – for cello and piano. You can download the PDF sheet music Bruch – Kol Nidrei Op.47 – for cello and piano on this page. Theme "Kol Nidrei" is a prayer, that used in synagogue. This theme was used by Bruch in this piece for cello and orchestra. This composition has also many different transcriptions for other instruments. To view the first page of Bruch – Kol Nidrei Op.47 – for cello and piano click the music sheet image.
The success of Kol Nidrei led to the assumption by many that Bruch himself was of Jewish ancestry — indeed, as long as the National Socialist Party was in power (1933-1945) his music was banned because he was considered a possible Jew for having written music with an openly Jewish theme. As a result, his music was largely forgotten in German-speaking countries. There is no evidence, however, that Bruch was of Jewish origin. As far as can be ascertained, none of his ancestors were Jews. Bruch himself was given the middle name Christian and was raised Protestant.