The Collections

JEWISH SINGERS FROM TUNISIA

The producer Michel Lévy republishes the treasures from catalogue of Oriental music Dounia, held at the origin by the musician El Kahlaoui Tounsi. This CD dedicated to the Jewish singers from Tunisia offers the possibility to hear songs by Raoul Journo, Cheïkh El Afrite, Louisa Tounsia, Hbiba Msika and many others …

Haggada de Pâques

This touching CD features a reissue of the recording of the Pesach Haggada, in the Tunisian rite, performed by Nathan Cohen, Baby Bismuth, Haim Slama and Alain Setbon …

Eva Golgevit chante toujours

Eva always sang. Even in Auschwitz concentration camps, singing was a mean of fight and hope. This book and CD is her heritage. It features 41 songs and 6 poems with lyrics in Yiddish, their transliteration and French translation …

Alexandre Tansman – Regards en arrière

The work and personality of Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986) deserve to be better known, as it was so rich of experiences, and filled with touching people, famous or not. In Regards en arrière, a text written between 1954 and 1958, the composer comes back on his years of training in Poland, and career in France and USA …

Liturgie juive traditionnelle

The cantor Michel Heymann donated all his recordings to the European Institute of Jewish Music in the beginning of 2013. This CD makes us hear the great tunes of the Ashkenazi traditional Jewish liturgy from Alsace and Lorraine …

Michel Heymann – Liturgie juive achkenaze traditionnelle

This recording presents the main prayers of Rosh Hashana’s morning service, sung in the Ashkenazi rite of the East of France. The cantor Michel Heymann gave, in the beginning of …

Les Juifs d’Iran à travers leurs musiciens

In Iran the Jewish people had a special fate, a long history, which lasted more than 2 700 years in this country. The Jews from Iran liked and played the same music as the other people from Iran, and with the same pleasure. They appropriated the modes of Persian music in their religious chants …

Ciao Habiba !

A few months after the Tunisian Revolution, a filmmaker comes back to her native country. She looks for a Tunisian diva, Habiba Messika, a woman too free, a singer, actress, burned by at the end of the 1930’s by one of her many lovers …

Schubert Klezmer

Inside a Viennese café around 1820, musicians play in a corner. Franz Schubert speaks with his friend Solomon Sulzer, cantor in a synagogue close by, and other less known musicians, Jewish or not …

Cheikh Raymond – Anthology (original records 1937 – 1961)

Since his death on June 22, 1961, the original records of Cheikh Raymond Leyris have oscillated from relics to myths. In France, exiles from a lost country kept precious old …

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