What is the connection between the song 'Hurt', sung so hauntingly by Johnny Cash in a music video that has been described as 'the saddest of all time' and the song for soprano and piano entitled Kaddish by the early 20th c composer, Maurice Ravel? In the song 'Hurt', originally written by Nine Inch Nails in 1994, Cash sings: 'You can have it all My Empire of dirt I will let you down I will make you hurt' The video, says Christopher Hooton in an article for The Independent from 2015 '... speaks of the transience of life, the gracelessness of death, the Ozymandian crumbling of an oeuvre...' In the first of Deux Melodies Hebraiques, Ravel pays tribute to the Mourner's Prayer or Kaddish (hymn o

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