Shalom Berlinski - The voice of fervor

From the Shtetl to the Synagogue de la Victoire (Paris)

From the collection MUSICAL HERITAGE OF THE JEWS FROM FRANCE, Vol 3

This double CD pack, 3rd volume in the collection MUSICAL HERITAGE OF THE JEWS FROM FRANCE, published by the Foundation of French Judaism puts up together a rare anthology. It gathers recordings of Shalom Berlinski in 1972, with the Colonne Orchestra led by Jean-Paul Kreder and a mixed choir of 32 singers from Radio France; the organ and piano were played by Jean Bonfils. All the music has been digitalized and restored.

The voice of Shalom Berlinski, at the top of his art, is as comfortable with the great melodies of Western European Ashkenazi liturgy, as with the Hassidic melodies that come from Eastern Europe.

Shalom Berlinski, born in Poland, was the cantor of the biggest synagogue in France, rue de la Victoire in Paris, between 1948 and 1979. Present to every official or liturgical ceremony, he represented the voice of French Ashkenazi Judaism for more than 30 years. During his long career, Shalom Berlinski got close to the greatest composers, such as Henry Barraud, Jean Wiener, Darius Milhaud, and cantors like Jan Peerce and Moshé Koussevitski. But behind this public person, there a is man who unveils, and reveals himself, last witness of a passed period where small stories and big History sit together to build the French Judaism, born from the Enlightments period and willing to integrate modern values.

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La voix de la ferveur - The Voice of Fervor (From the Shtetl to the Synagogue de la Victoire, Paris) - Shalom Berlinski


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