The Musical Tradition of the Jewish Reform Congregation in Berlin

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Music anthology recorded in Berlin between 1928 and 1930 at the Berlin Jewish Reform Community. An exclusive production of Beit Hatfutsot

BTR 9702 (Double CD Only)

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This anthology of music was originally recorded in Berlin between 1928 and 1930 and can be considered one of the last musical achievements of a free German Jewish community. Sponsored by publisher Hans Lachmann-Mosse (1885-1944) and led by its Music Director, Dr. Hermann Schildberger (1898-1974), the Berlin Jewish Reform Community wanted to provide German Jewry with easily accessible music for the Jewish year. For the purposes of this recording project, the Congregation assembled a choir of more than a hundred voices and a group of Berlin’s finest soloists (Joseph Schmidt and Paula Lindberg, among others). The double CD was recorded using the master discs brought by Dr. Schildberger to Australia in 1939 when he escaped Nazi Germany. Musical works by Louis Lewandowski, Sulzer and Stern are sung in German. Also incorporated into the service are musical pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, Handel and other composers, which were deemed to be appropriate. Gertrud Baumann, soprano; Paula Lindberg, alto; Joseph Schmidt, tenor; Frederick Lechner, Hermann Schey – baritones; Paul Mania, organ
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15 x 1 x 27 cm
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