Monday, November 6, 2017

Cantor David Bagley: Moscow Conservatory (1989)

Yiddish Performance of the Week


Cantor David Bagley [born in 1932 in Vilna, Lithuania]and chief cantor of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Toronto, sings a medley of Yiddish songs at the Moscow Conservatory (1989), including old-time favourites, Oyfen Pripitchik, Tumbalalaika and Those Were the Days, the last based on an old Russian folk-song. This was part of the Gila & Haim Wiener Cantorial Festival  held in Moscow in June 1989. By the reaction in the audience, this was much more than a cantorial concert. It was a brief entry into di velt fun Yiddishkayt.
Via: Youtube

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