Arnold Schoenberg’s “Kol Nidre”

The Los Angeles Times reports on rarely heard Yom Kippur music by Arnold Schoenberg set for new release:

Schoenberg himself conducted the 14-minute work’s premiere on Oct. 4, 1938, at the Ambassador Hotel’s Coconut Grove Ballroom, which the Society for Jewish Culture, a liberal congregation also known as Fairfax Temple, had rented for its Yom Kippur services…. [Schoenberg] had hopes that other forward-looking synagogues throughout the English-speaking world would use his “Kol Nidre,” which is not one of his atonal works, but nevertheless sounds nothing like the traditional medieval chant.

The new version will be released online this fall by the Milken Archive of Jewish Music.