"Hazomir" choral society after the 1925 performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Łódź

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Title

"Hazomir" choral society after the 1925 performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Łódź

Description

By the end of the 19th century, the amateur choral movement took root, with organizations such as "Lira," "Hazomir" and "Szir" sprouting in small towns and big cities. In Łódź, "Hazomir" was established in 1899 as the Jewish Literary and Musical Society "Hazomir" (Żydowskie Towarzystwo Literacko - Muzyczne "Hazomir") with Józef Rumszyński as its first conductor. Among "Hazomir's" other conductors were Zavel Zilberts and Izrael Fajwiszys. The society, which consisted of a chorus, drama club, and a library, offered support young artists, such as Artur Szyk. "Hazomir" and the affiliated symphonic orchestra performed an ambitious repertory of oratorios by Handel, Haydn, and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, and other monumental works, including Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Mozart's Requiem.

Source

YIVO

Date

0ctober 7, 1925

Identifier

1904.09

Collection

Citation

“"Hazomir" choral society after the 1925 performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Łódź,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed April 15, 2024, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/2028.