Sunday, May 16, 2010

Rare Footage - Moshe Koussevitzky Sings V'Lirusholayim Ircho

Moshe Koussevitzky was born on June 9th 1899 at Smargon in Vilna, Lithuania and came from a background of Chazanut. He was the oldest of the four brothers, with Jacob, Simcha and David and, as is well-known, they all went on to become famous Chazanim in their own right.

Moshe is regarded generally as the Chazan's Chazan. He was possessed of an outstanding, well-trained, tenor voice of extraordinary range and flexibility and an innate understanding of the art of Chazanut. Moshe Passed away on August 23, 1967, in New York.

This is the first time I've seen a video of Moshe Koussevitzky. Has anyone else seen other videos/movies of Koussevitzky?


Anonymous said...

This Video was first shown (I think) a couple of years ago at a Yuval Concert (Sobol) as a 'duet' with Chazan Helffgot.

Anonymous said...

This video was first shown in a concert as a duet with chazan helffgot. This was about 4 or 5 years ago in a Yovel (Dr. Sobol) concert.

Anonymous said...

Yes, i saw this last year at a Sobol concert in Australia, Itche Meir Helfgot sang it live, in duet with this video.. it was outstanding, had goosebumps all over! never heard anything like it in my life!