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David Roitman

David Roitman (November 1, 1884 – April 4, 1943) was a Russian-American hazzan and composer. Early in his career he worked as cantor in villages and cities in Russia such as Vilna and Odessa. In 1921 he immigrated to the United States and eventually joined the Congregation Shaare Zedek. Renowned for his lyric tenor compositional recordings and cantorial recitatives, Roitman became known as "the poet of the pulpit".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1884 (Podolia), Died 1943 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, composer

Notes: Victor ledgers identify him as Cantor David Roitman.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-31583 12-in. 1/7/1925 Talmidei chachomim David Roitman Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor C-31590 12-in. 1/7/1925 Sholom rove David Roitman Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor C-32297 12-in. 4/6/1925 Hashkivenu David Roitman Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor C-32298 12-in. 4/6/1925 Hashkivenu David Roitman Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor C-32965 12-in. 7/17/1925 Unsane toikef David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor C-32966 12-in. 7/17/1925 Ato hivdalto David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor [Trial 1922-09-01-03] 12-in. 9/1/1922 Jerusalem David Roitman Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59727 12-in. 1922 Oshamnu mikol om David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59728 12-in. 1922 V'lirusholaim irchu David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59734 12-in. either 1922 or 1923 Shochnei butei choimer David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59735 12-in. either 1922 or 1923 Al tiro mipachad pisom David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59744 12-in. approximately 1922 L'dovid mizmour David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59745 12-in. approximately 1922-1923 Uvmikhalos rivevos David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59746 12-in. 1922 Uvdivrey kodshekho (ובדברי קדשך) David Roitman Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59747 12-in. 1922 Ledor vodor nagid godlekho (לדור ודור נגיד גדלך) David Roitman Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59757 12-in. 1923 Vechol booay oilom David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59768 12-in. 1923 Hayom tamtzenu David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59810 12-in. 1923 Sim sholem David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 59811 12-in. 1923 Sim sholem David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE27377 12-in. 4/20/1928 Roisch choidesch David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Brunswick XE27378 12-in. 4/20/1928 Roisch choidesch David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Brunswick E27025-E27026 10-in. 3/16/1928 Esmechu be malchuscho David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E27027-E27028 10-in. 3/16/1928 Odom Jesoidoi Mehofor David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E27029-E27030 10-in. 3/16/1928 Ehi Rotzein, Ershte Teil David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roitman, David," accessed January 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106858.

Roitman, David. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106858.

"Roitman, David." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106858

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