Hi Everybody!! Another great program is up on the website for you to enjoy!! On this morning’s program, from my side of the table, will feature recordings by the great Cantor Moshe Koussevitzky (1899-1966) whose 50th yartzeit was observed this past week. Known as the “Chazzan Ha Dor”, the Cantor of his generation, and considered by many to be the greatest Cantor of all time, his was a magical and majestic voice that graced the umid and the concert stage for over 40 years with a voice of unsurpassed power and beauty. Ben and I remind you to continue to help to spread the good word about Washington Jewish Radio by forwarding the website to everyone you can. We really appreciate it!! Here is the line-up for this week’s special program:
PROGRAM OF SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016-A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CANTOR MOSHE KOUSSEVITZKY ON HIS 50TH YARTZEIT
A. THE POLISH RECORDINGS (Made for Syrena-Electro and Parlophon 1935-1939)
1. Yismach Moshe-Warsaw, 1936
2. Hatei Elokai Oznecho-Warsaw, 1938
B. THE RCA VICTOR YEARS, 1947-1952-Accompanied by Warner Bass Orchestra. All selections recorded in New York.
1. Ad Heino-1947
3. Habeit Mishomayim Urei-1950
4. Akavyo Ben Mahalalel-1949
5. Musaf Kedusha-1952
C. RECORDINGS MADE FOR FAMOUS RECORDS 1959-1966. A series of albums, all recorded in New York.
D. SPECIAL ENCORE-Sheyiboneh Beis Hamikdosh-probably his most well remembered recording. Cantor Koussevitzky sang this as an encore in countless performances. Recorded for RCA Victor in 1948 accompanied by Warner Bass’s Orchestra.
BEN’S SELECTIONS ON THE PROGRAM:
Yesh Tikvah-Yedidim Choir
Ranenu Tzadikim-Shalsheles, Jr.
Dror Yikra-(spoof of the song “Cups” from the movie “Pitch Perfect”)-Maccabeats
Hinei Ma Tov-Shalsheles
Just Another Foreigner-Safam
Well, that’s the line-up for this week and Ben and I hope you enjoy the program. Beginning with next week’s program, we begin our special holiday programming. Five great holiday shows are coming your way!! Next week a complete program of music for the Slichos service which will begin this coming Saturday night. Be with us and enjoy. Until then, have a great week and thanks so much for listening!!