Great Cantors of the Golden Age, Great Cantors in Cinema

Great Cantors of the Golden Age, Great Cantors in Cinema
Material Type: 
Films
Publisher: 
National Center for Jewish Film, Brandeis
Place of Publication: 
USA
Year: 
2006
Edition: 
re-release digitally restored and in DVD format
Type of Recording: 
Commercial Recording
Media: 
DVD
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Yiddish
Country / Area: 
North America
Tradition: 
Eastern Ashkenazi
Description: 

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.