Semer Label: Jewish Music in 1930s Berlin
Mark KovnatskyYiddish Fest Moscow
November 3, 2014 / 6.00 pm
Center for Urban History, Lviv
The lecture is dedicated to the history of the record label Semer, which was founded in Berlin when the Nazis were coming to power. The best Jewish artists of the time recorded their songs at the Semer studio. The range of Semer’s recordings was very diverse: from opera arias and classic hazanut (cantor singing) to folk songs in Yiddish as well as songs in Russian, German, Ukrainian, and Italian.
During the lecture the audience will have the opportunity to hear rare Semer recordings and learn about the history of both the record label and the fate of the artists who recorded their music on it.
Lecture will be held in Russian.