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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 November 1, 1884 (Podolia), Died April 4, 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.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-26 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E27029-E27030 10-in. 3/16/1928 Ehi Rotzein, Ershte Teil David Roitman Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 26-26 of 26 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roitman, David," accessed April 23, 2024,

Roitman, David. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from

"Roitman, David." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 April 2024.

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