Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Feb 3, 2015

Moishe Rudinow (Bass/Baritone) (Odessa 1891 - Oakland, California 1953)

At the age of eight, he began to sing in a choir and to study the rudiments of musical theory, solfeggio and Jewish liturgical music. At fourteen. he was alto soloist in the Kiev Synagogue. After his voice changed, he became bass soloist in the choir of the Great White Synagogue. Drafted in 1915, he was gassed on the battlefield. Upon his return he became choir director and conductor of the Haomir and also  sang opera in Kiev. He was graduated from the Imperial Conservatory of Music in 1919. In 1921, Cantor and Mrs. Rudinow concertized in Poland and Rumania, where they introduced the new Jewish and Hebrew folk and art songs. After the tour was over they went to Palestine where Cantor Rudinow met the father of modern Hebrew music, Joel Engel, with whom he collaborated in producing Hebrew opera and oratorio. In 1928 Cantor Rudinow and his family  came to the United States. Shortly thereafter he became assistant Cantor of Temple Emanu-El of New York City and subsequently senior Cantor. He served in this Temple for 22 years, retiring in 1951.

Chronology of some appearances

1910's Kiev Opera


King Saul (Musorgsky) GT 10. 106 B
Sunless (Musorgsky) Gt. 10. 107B?

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