American

Singing in the Dark

Directed by Max Nosseck  

This film is one of the first Hollywood films to deal with the Holocaust and starts cantor and star of the Yiddish cinema Moyshe Oysher in his only English language role. It is about a cantor who is a holocaust survivor with traumatic amnesia and who can only sing when he is inebriated.

Film include footage shot in the historic Levetzow Synagogue in Berlin that was razed shortly thereafter.

Excerpt from the film:

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1956
Photo taken from the National Center for Jewish Film

The Jewish Songster

A collection of songs edited by the Goldfarb brothers- Israel and Samuel Eliezer. This collection was part of their joint endeavor in the education of the American Jewish youth. Their songsters contained songs suited for public singing, which was asked for by the younger modern generation. This particular songster was prepared for use in Jewish religious schools, and it contains only the words of songs.

Material Type: 
Songsters
Year: 
1918

Mizmor l’David‎:‎ an anthology of synagogue music

Collector

Compiled, edited and arranged by David J. Putterman.‎ Includes compositions by Marc Lavry, Alexander Tansman, Zavel Zilberts, Paul Ben Haim, Eduard Birnbaum, Yedidya Admon, M. Kohn, R. Kosakoff, M. Lustig, Solomon Rosowsky, Y. H. Wohl, A. M. Rabinowitch, L. Agazi, M. Silver, H. Adler, N. Robinson, A. W. Binder, E. Mills, Samuel Alman, H. Adler, Jacob Rapaport, I. Goldfarb and others.

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
1979

Klezmer Pioneers: European & American Recordings, 1905-1952

Performer

This album features remastered recordings from American and European Klezmer greats such as Art Shryer, Abe Elenkring, Sam Musiker, Mishka Tsiganoff, Abe Schwartz, Joseph Cherniavsky, Josef Solinski, Naftule Brandwein, Joseph Moskowitz, Dave Tarras, and more. The album includes the following tracks:

1. The Rabbi's Dance - Art Shryer's Orchestra
2. Revery Dream-Jewish Fantasy - Art Shryer's Yiddish Orchestra
3. From The Wedding - Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra

Material Type: 
Recordings
Year: 
1993

The Epstein Brothers Orchestra: Kings of Freylekh Land

Performer
Performer
Performer

The dynamic and multi-faceted music of the Epstein Brothers, stars of "A Tickle in the Heart" and recipients of the prestigious 1998 National Heritage Award from the US National Endowment for the Arts, represents an exciting journey into the American-Jewish musical and cultural experience of the past 100 years. Max Epstein ranks as one of the greatest klezmer clarinetists of this century.

Material Type: 
Recordings

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