Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rostover Nigun by Young Violinist

Child violinist Chaim Chitrik plays the "Rostover Nigun."

This is one of the more serious of the Chabad melodies, characterized by its deep feeling and soul searching expression. The 5th Lubavitcher Rebbe "Rashab", Rabbi Sholom DovBer, was fond of this melody and sang it often. During World-War I, he left his native city of Lubavitch and settled in southern Russia, where he resided until his passing in 5680 (1920). It is therefore known as the Rostover Nigun- melody. The melody is usually sung before the Lubavitcher Rebbe began his Torah or Chassidic discourses.


Anonymous said...

I believe this Niggun is actually called the "Hachono Niggun" sung before the Rebbe would say a Maamar Chasidus. There is a another Niggun called the "Rostover Niggun," which is the Niggun usually sung before a Chasid repeats a Maamar.

Anonymous said...

Chaim Chitrik Good Job!