Neginoth Baruch Schorr [cantorial music].

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Lot 183

Neginoth Baruch Schorr [cantorial music].

Frontispiece portrait of Cantor Schorr. pp. (4), 250. Few stains. Original calf-backed boards, worn, spine starting. Folio.

New York: Bloch 1906

Est: $120 - $150
Famed cantor of the Great Synagogue of Lemberg, Schorr was also the author of Bechor Shor on the Chumash, and Yithron LeChochmah on Ecclesiastes. A pious Jew from a chassidic family in Lemberg, Schorr was attracted to European culture and musical techniques. His 1890 performance in Lemberg’s Jewish Theater of the opera "Samson" led to his censure and temporary suspension by synagogue authorities. Deeply offended, Schorr exiled himself to the United States for five years until he was recalled to Lemberg’s synagogue. The author’s son, Israel Schorr, who issued the present publication, writes that his father’s soul expired on the last day of Passover in the Great Synagogue while intoning the prayer “Avinu Malkeinu Galeh.” Many of the compositions here are actually the work of the editor Israel Schorr, who was himself a cantor, as were his five brothers. See EJ, Vol. XIV, col. 996.