Documentary. 2 DVDs, 147 min., B&W/color, Hebrew, Yiddish & English with English subt.
Directed by Rich Pontius
Produced by Cantor Murray E. Simon
Great Cantors of the Golden Age includes highlights from Yiddish filmmaker Joseph Seiden’s 1931 film The Voice of Israel, with performances by Adolph Katchko, Josef “Yossele” Rosenblatt, David Roitman, Joseph Shlisky, and Mordechai Hershman. Great Cantors in Cinema includes Yossele Rosenblatt in Dream of My People (1933), Moshe Koussevitsky in We Who Remain (1946), Mordechai Hershman in The Voice of Israel (1931), Moishe Oysher in Overture to Glory (1940), and Louis "Leibele" Waldman in A Cantor on Trial (1931). DVD bonus extras include seven cantorial pieces newly restored by NCJF from rare film footage, some of which have never been seen before: "Oshamnu Mikol Om" by David Roitman; "Kol Nidre" by Adolph Katchko; "Anenu" and "Shabbat Kiddush" (conclusion) by Moishe Oysher; "ViY'rushalayim Ircho" by Moshe Koussevitsky; "Yarhzeit" and "Yiddishe Mamma" by Yossele Rosenblatt.