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B. Moskovits

Benzion Moskovits (1907-1968), Jeweler, was since 1939, for 25 years, chazzan in the Lekstraatsjoel (interior and exterior and today) in Amsterdam. He was granted the Chower-title at his 25th jubilee in 1964. He was also Mohel. 

The recordings named Track1-15 come from a family CD which I was allowed to copy. The rest came from various sources.

Chupa (M&B Nager-Packter, Enschede 28 March 1965)

Kadish mincha YK & chupa; Track 1
Velijushalim irecha; Track 2
Retse; Track 3
Baruch haba
Berachot; Track 4
Shir ham'alot

Due to the special design of the Enschede synagogue, it has very special acoustics, see pictures of the exterior and the interior.

Recordings chazzanut (not Dutch) 1950th

The next first four recordings belong together, taken from a record (cover and label) with chazzan Moskovits on one side and a German chazzan (Estrongo Nachama) on the other side. 
The first and the third recording were composed by Moskovits. He sung these on Israel radio in 1955, where he went by the Negaba ship via Marseille (info NIW 1955).
The second and fourth recording were composed by chazzan Abraham Katz (Holland and Englenad,1881-1920).

Av harachamim shabbat; Track 5
Yir'u eneenu & sheet music
Vehu rachum ma'ariv; Track 6 - composed(*) by chazzan Salomon Stern (1894-1963)
Kidush & sheet music
Yiddish 1; Track 7
Yiddish 2; Track 8
Yiddish 3; Track 9
Kol dodi; Track 10 - composed(*) by chazzan David Nowakowsky (1848-1921) 
Ha lachma anja; Track 11
Ma nishtana; Track 12         read more below
Adir hu; Track 13
Tal teen; Track 14 - composed(*) by chazzan Yossele Rosenblatt (1882-1933)
Tal tsave; Track 15 - composed(*) by chazzan Yossele Rosenblatt (1882-1933)
(*) information from Irwin Oppenheim

Pesach on the national radio

In the 1950th there used to be a radio broadcast on one of the national channels (probably AVRO) about Pesach. There would be a speaker, a chazzan and a boy saying ma nishtana. These were live recordings, which created quite some stress, especially with the boys. Track nr 12  is the live recording from 1951, where chazzan Moskovitz and his son Moshe (1947) at the age of 4 performed. Probably the chazzan sung track 11 & track 13. Another live Pesach broadcast, which is most probably older, was made by chazzan Hans Bloemendal & David (Loulou) Sondervan (1943). The speech of mr J. van Dijk got lost (recording collection fam Sondervan).


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