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Moshe Koussevitzky

Article from the Jewish Press: "A Voice To Take Men Weep."

Moshe Koussevitzky was a cantor and vocalist. He was born June 9, 1899, and moved to Vilna in 1920. He served there as cantor at the Sawel Synagogue, and in 1924, at the Great Synagogue of Vilna. In the late 1920s he became cantor of the Tlomackie Synagogue in Warsaw. Koussevitzky first performed in the United States in 1938, at New York's Carnegie Hall. 

In 1947 Koussevitzky and his family emigrated to the United States. He became cantor of Borough Park's Temple Beth-El in 1952. He died on August 23, 1966, and was buried in Israel. After Moshe Koussevitzky's death, his brother David continued the tradition Moshe had started, giving an annual concert at Beth-El on Rosh Chodesh Elul. 

Moshe Koussevitzky was a lyric tenor with a spectacular and perhaps unparalleled upper register among cantors. Koussevitzky is regarded as among the greatest Cantors of the 20th century. 

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Koussevitzki singing "V'Lirusholayim Ircho"

Fri, February 23 2024 14 Adar I 5784