The world of Jewish music: Memories of the theatre : radio programs

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Title
The world of Jewish music: Memories of the theatre : radio programs
Additional title: Bluebird of happiness
Additional title: Shiroh
Additional title: Israeli lullaby
Additional title: Memories of the theatre (Radio program)
Additional title: World of Jewish music (Radio program)
Names
Peerce, 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)
Collection

Jan Peerce collection of sound recordings,1932-1983

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977 (Questionable)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *L (Special) 95-03
Shelf locator: *LTC 6827
Topics
Peerce, Jan, 1904-1984 -- Interviews
Tenors (Singers) -- United States
Biographical radio programs
Operas -- Excerpts, Arranged
Songs, Yiddish
Songs, Hebrew
Peerce, Jan, 1904-1984. Bluebird of happiness
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci. Vesti la giubba; arranged
Genres
Radio programs
Music
Radio commercials
Interviews
Advertising
Notes
Creation/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 [1977]
Acquisition: Spoken in English; sung in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Italian.
Acquisition: Gift; Jan Peerce Estate, [1995].
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 46 minutes) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half-track ; 10 in.
Description
Herschel Fox interviews American operatic tenor and cantor Jan Peerce on WEVD radio program. Peerce talks about his childhood, his family and religious background, his Jewishness, and his way to the operatic stage of the Metropolitan Opera. He also discusses his Broadway debut in the role of Tevye in the musical "Fiddler on the roof," his upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall with two other opera singers, and his book "The bluebird of happiness." Various recordings of songs performed by Peerce such as the song "The bluebird of happiness," 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.WEVD radio program dedicated to the life and career of American operatic tenor Jan Peerce, to his Jewish religious and cultural background, and to his wife, Alice. Also includes brief excerpt from Peerce's interview, announcement of his book "The bluebird of happiness: the memoirs of Jan Peerce" by Alan Levy (New York, Harper & Row, 1976), and radio commercials. Three recordings of Peerce's performances, Vesti la giubba, from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, a medley of Jewish melodies, and the song "The bluebird of happiness," are played during the program.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15379648
RLIN/OCLC: 939534424
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20892658
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1ce1dbe0-c36c-0133-4fb2-60f81dd2b63c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1977: Created
  • 1984: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The world of Jewish music" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/21787a10-c36c-0133-f9e6-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The world of Jewish music" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/21787a10-c36c-0133-f9e6-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1977). The world of Jewish music Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/21787a10-c36c-0133-f9e6-60f81dd2b63c

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The world of Jewish music