The long-awaited re-release of NCJF?s most popular titles, these two films feature some of the rarest and finest performances of renowned cantors from 1910 to the 1940s. Great Cantors of the Golden Age includes highlights from Yiddish filmmaker Joseph Seiden?s 1931 film The Voice of Israel with performances by Adolph Katchko, Josef ?Yossele? Rosenblatt, David Roitman, Joseph Shlisky, and Mordechai Hershman. Great Cantors in Cinema?s film excerpts include: Yossele Rosenblatt in Dream of My People (1933), Moshe Koussevitsky in We Who Remain (1946), Mordechai Hershman in The Voice of Israel (1931), Moishe Oysher in Overture to Glory (1940) and Louis "Leibele" Waldman in A Cantor on Trial (1931).
These two new DVD productions include extras, including 7 additional cantorial pieces: "Oshamnu Mikol Om" by David Roitman; "Kol Nidre" by Adolph Katchko; "Anenu" and "Shabbat Kiddush" (conclusion) by Moishe Oysher; "ViY'rushalayim Ircho" by Moshe Koussevitsky; "Yarhzeit" and "Yiddishe Mamma" by Yossele Rosenblatt.