Mikhtam Ledavid - Umberto Sciunnach and Renzo Ventura, Firenze


Mikhtam Ledavid - Umberto Sciunnach and Renzo Ventura, Firenze



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Informant biographical notes

Umberto Sciunnach (Roma 1935 - Firenze 2015) was for many years (from the '60s onwards) chazan, shochet and vice rabbi under Fernando Belgrado in Florence, then chief rabbi between 1998 and 1994.
Renzo Ventura: Florentine lawyer, son-in-law to rabbi Fernando Belgrado, he extensively studied florentine minhag and chazanut under Belgrado, acted very often as a shaliach tzibbur both at the Florence Tempio Maggiore and at the Tempio Italiano in rechov Hillel in Jerusalem when he moved to Israel in the 2010s. He inherited most of Belgrado's original recordings and added to the collection other family recordings and his personal addenda based on his recollections of his study. He taught extensively to younger generations in Florence.

Notes on recording

Part of the psalms known in Florence as "mizmorim di motzei Shabbat", together with "hodinu lekha" they are read (just before the beginning of 'arvit) by various congregants alternating verse for verse as Sciunnach and Ventura do in this recording.


Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Firenze Tempio Maggiore
This Item complement of Item: Hodinu lekha - Umberto Sciunnach and Renzo Ventura, Firenze
This Item is a version of the melody in Item: Mikhtam leDavid - Fernando Belgrado, Firenze
Item: Ledavid barukh - Renzo Ventura, Firenze complement of This Item


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EF, “Mikhtam Ledavid - Umberto Sciunnach and Renzo Ventura, Firenze,” Thesaurus of Jewish-Italian Liturgical Music, accessed March 29, 2023, https://jewishitalianmusic.org/thesaurus/items/show/2048.