The world of Jewish music: Memories of the theatre : radio programsAdditional title: Bluebird of happinessAdditional title: ShirohAdditional title: Israeli lullabyAdditional title: Memories of the theatre (Radio program)Additional title: World of Jewish music (Radio program)
NamesPeerce, Jan, 1904-1984 (Speaker)Peerce, Jan, 1904-1984 (Interviewer)Kressyn, Miriam (Host)Fox, Herschel (Host)Fox, Herschel (Interviewer)Rechtzeit, Seymour, 1908-2002 (Host)WEVD (Radio station) New York, N.Y (Associated name)
Jan Peerce collection of sound recordings,1932-1983
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1977 (Questionable)
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *L (Special) 95-03Shelf locator: *LTC 6827
TopicsPeerce, Jan, 1904-1984 -- InterviewsTenors (Singers) -- United StatesBiographical radio programsOperas -- Excerpts, ArrangedSongs, YiddishSongs, HebrewPeerce, Jan, 1904-1984. Bluebird of happinessLeoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci. Vesti la giubba; arranged
GenresRadio programsMusicRadio commercialsInterviewsAdvertising
NotesCreation/production credits: Herschel Fox, interviewer (Part 1). Miriam Kressyn, Seymour Rechtzeit, hosts (Part 2) ; Jan Peerce, performer and interviewee (Parts 1 and 2).Venue: Broadcast on WEVD radio program, New York Acquisition: Spoken in English; sung in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Italian.Acquisition: Gift; Jan Peerce Estate, .
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 46 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half-track ; 10 in.
DescriptionWEVD radio program dedicated to the life and career of American operatic tenor Jan Peerce. Herschel Fox interviews Peerce about his childhood and family, his Jewish religious and cultural background, and his way to the Metropolitan Opera stage. He also discusses his Broadway debut in the role of Tevye in the musical "Fiddler on the roof," his upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall, and his book "The bluebird of happiness: the memoirs of Jan Peerce" by Alan Levy (New York, Harper & Row, 1976). Three recordings of Peerce’s performances are played during the program: “Vesti la giubba” from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, a medley of Jewish melodies, and the song "The bluebird of happiness.” The Jewish melodies consisted of the song on the love of Jews for Jerusalem by [Abraham Singer], "Shiroh" by A. Olshanetsky, and "Israeli lullaby." The program also includes Coca-Cola radio commercials.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15379648RLIN/OCLC: 939534424NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20892658Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1ce1dbe0-c36c-0133-4fb2-60f81dd2b63c
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