Joseph Schmidt

Joseph Schmidt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Schmidt (March 4, 1904 - November 16, 1942) was a Jewish Romanian tenor and actor. He was born in Davideny (Ukrainian: Davydivka), a small town in the Bukovina province of Austria-Hungary, later Romania and now part of Ukraine. As a child of musical parents, young Joseph was influenced by many cultures. In addition to German, which was his first language, and Yiddish, he learned Hebrew and became fluent in Romanian, French and English. His first vocal training was as an alto boy in the Czernowitz Synagogue. His talents were quickly recognised and by 1924 he was featured in his first solo recital in Czernowitz singing traditional Jewish songs and arias by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Bizet. Soon he moved to Berlin and took piano and singing lessons from Professor Hermann Weissenborn. He returned to Romania for his military service and became cantor of the Czernowitz synagogue.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136641151
  • 9786136641157