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Superstars among themselves: Franz Liszt and Maurice Friedman

Psalm 72, Komposition von Moritz Friedmann, 1879, zur silbernen Hochzeit von Kaiser Franz Josef und Kaiserin Elisabeth (Sissi) Bildquelle: Günther Grünsteudel, Musik für die Synagoge, Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg Unsere “two cents”…

Psalm 72, composition of Moritz Friedmann, 1879, the silver wedding of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Elisabeth (Sissi)
Source: Günther Grünsteudel, music for the synagogue, Augsburg University Library

Unsere “two cents” zu Lisztomania 2011© II

Nachdem Franz Liszt 1865 von Papst Pius IX. persönlich die niederen Weihen empfangen hatte und sich ab nun “Abbé” nennen ließ, verbrachte er die nächsten Monate abwechselnd in Rom und Budapest.

During his stay in Budapest Franz Liszt met the Chief Cantor of built according to plans by Ludwig Förster 1854-1859 Great Synagogue in Budapest, Moritz Friedmann.

Correspondence, plague, in September: Franz Liszt visited not only all the institutions that are in any relationship to the art, but also all kind of excellent attractions, as among others, as has been reported before his departure, and the isr. Tempel, wo er über die Vorzüglichkeit der Orgel sich sehr lobend aussprach. Zu diesem Tempelbesuche Liszt’s haben wir noch Folgendes hinzuzufügen: Der Herr Oberkantor Friedmann zeigte ihm bei dieser Gelegenheit mehrere Kompositionen mit ungarischen und hebräischen Texten. Liszt äußerte den Wunsch, diese Gesänge zu hören, in Folge dessen Herr Friedmann später im Privatzirkel dem Herrn Abbé einigen Piecen in begeisternder Weise vortrug. Tief bewegt wendete sich Liszt an Herrn Friedmann mit den Worten: “Haben Sie besten Dank und empfangen Sie meine Versicherung, daß ich dies nicht nur als schönen Gesang, sondern noch als etwas Höheres anhörte.” Außerdem erhielt Herr Friedmann noch eine äußerst schmeichelhafte schriftliche Anerkennung von Liszt …

Ben Chananja 37 (13.9.1865), Sp. 645-646

Moritz Friedmann

Moritz Friedmann (born March 7, 1827 in Hraböcz / Hrabovec, Slovakia, d. 29 August 1891 in Budapest) designed as a child the synagogue service with. After a few years he was appointed as an assistant cantor of Sopron (Sopron), and finally in 1857 as Chief Cantor to Budapest. For his services, the professor title was awarded in.

For us, particular interest in his biography, the Burgenland and Vienna covers. For Moritz Friedmann not only worked for several years in DeutschkreutzBut later married the daughter of the composer Carl Goldmark, Johanna:

... After long walks in all parts of Hungary he finally found in 1844 in which Cantor to German Cross, Rubin Goldmark, father of the known from the 1848 year Dr. Goldmark and the famous composer Karl Goldmark permanent employment. He remained there through four years as a synagogue singer, second Cantor and teachers. In 1848 he was given the post of Cantor and religion teacher in Oedenburg. He kept these offices not long since he joined the Honved and made the militia against Jelacic With. Then he went to Vienna, where he officiated 11.2 years at the side of Professor Sulzer's a temple singer. In 1850 he became Cantor, teacher and secretary in five house near Vienna. In that year he married Miss Johanna Goldmark, the daughter of the previously mentioned Cantor Goldmark in German Cross, which proved him to his death as a loyal, self-sacrificing wife. Of the children who sprang from this marriage, a daughter and three sons live.

In 1857, Friedmann was acceptirt as Cantor for the new temple in Leopoldstadt in Vienna, but he did not join this office, because it the Pester isr. appointed religious community on 23 June 1857 Upper Cantor their great temple in the tobacco alley and he gave preference to this appointment.

Österreichislch-Hungarian Cantoren newspaper (11/09/1891) S. 1 (Quelle: compactmemory.de)

The funeral of Moritz Friedmann sparked a true mass hysteria, not unlike the funeral of a pop star in recent times) - but read for yourself:

... The funeral Friedmann has way Monday occurred in a rich merits of the deceased reasonable and dignified 31 August. An immense amount of mourners and spectators witnessed by the popularity and popularity of the deceased. Of the isr. Cultustempel had donned mourning jewelry that Gascandelaber were covered with Flor, the doors of the church were draped with black cloth, and the Gitterthüren had been removed and replaced by black draperies. After hundreds and hundreds of the crowd, which held the tobacco alley occupirt early as 8 am, windows and Gewölbethüren were crowded and the crowd was so vehement that despite attempted Save the draperies have been formally torn to pieces counted. The police assumed ... obey the orders of the city have hastened captain and the police council, the order finally here and the Trauerceremonie could now have their beginning ...

Österreichislch-Hungarian Cantoren newspaper (11/09/1891) S. 2 (Quelle: compactmemory.de)

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Pictures of the Week - Budapest

Sommeredition “Bild der Woche” goes on holiday – und begibt sich in den nächsten Wochen auf eine sommerliche Bilder-Reise zu jüdischen Museen, Synagogen und Schauplätzen jüdischen Lebens in aller Welt!…

summer Edition

“Bild der Woche” goes on holiday - and goes in the next few weeks on a summer Pictorial Journey to Jewish museums, synagogues and theaters of Jewish life around the world!

And you are welcome to participate with your holiday pictures on our trip - to Kosher blend Summer Sweepstakes.

From Dubrovnik from makes our image of the week summer trip a sharp north-swing - towards Budapest, more precisely, into the midst of the largest synagogue in Europe, the Budapest great synagogue.

Innenraum der Budapester Großen Synagoge: Toraschrein

Interior of Budapest Great Synagogue Torah shrine
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Budapest Great Synagogue, around 3,000 people (seated) and capacity was 1854 to 1859 according to plans by Ludwig Förster built; connected to the synagogue is a Jewish Museum (in its place by the way once the Birthplace of Theodor Herzl was).

Innenraum der Budapester Großen Synagoge: Kanzel

Interior of Budapest Great Synagogue: Pulpit
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The Kosher blend Summer Sweepstakes

Send us your holiday photos - sought are pictures of Jewish museums, synagogues, historical and contemporary scenes of Jewish life in the world!
Die hübschesten, originellsten oder “weitestgereisten” Fotos werden als “Bild der Woche” hier im Blog veröffentlicht.

Among all participants we are giving away three copies of the book “… weil man uns die Heimatliebe ausgebläut hat … Ein Spaziergang durch die jüdische Geschichte Eisenstadts”, 3 copies of the book “Aus den Sieben-Gemeinden. Ein Lesebuch über Juden im Burgenland” and an annual ticket for the Austrian Jewish Museum.

Please submissions to bildderwoche@ojm.at, The deadline is August 31 of 2010.

Please note: With the transmission of your picture, you agree to a posting on koschere-melange.at agree. Please send the image in the highest possible resolution. participates only one entry in the draw per sender.

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Picture of the Week - Herzl

Gedenktafel für Theodor Herzl im Seitenflügel der Großen Synagoge, Budapest, mit der (hebräischen) Aufschrift: “An dieser Stelle stand das Haus, in dem Benjamin Seev Herzl geboren wurde” – beachte, dass…

Plaque commemorating Theodor Herzl in the wing of the Great Synagogue, Budapest,
with the (Hebrew) inscription
“An dieser Stelle stand das Haus, in dem Benjamin Seev Herzl geboren wurde” –
Note that it is reproduced in the Hungarian inscription of the first name with Theodor, in the Hebrew but with Benjamin Seev;

small picture: Budapest's Great Synagogue - Herzl's birthplace was located at the site of today (from the viewer's perspective left) side wing.

I believe profoundly that I'm right - I do not know if I'll be right in the time of my life. The first men who start this movement will hardly see their glorious end. But even by starting a high pride and happiness of inner freedom comes into her life. (...)
Is what I say, not today right? I'm ahead of my time? If the suffering of the Jews is not big enough? We will see. (...)
The Jews who want to have their state, and they will deserve it.

Theodor Herzl, The Jewish State. Attempt at a Modern Solution of the Jewish question. First published in 1896, cited in the output Zurich: Manesse, 2006. p.7. 9

Years ago, exactly 150, on 2 May 1860, the visionary of modern political Zionism Theodor Herzl born.

Herzl Budapest birthplace is not obtained, failing that, the wing rises today the great synagogue.

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Picture of the Week - Shoes on the Danube

Likewise unpretentious as expressive is the 2005 by Gyula Pauer and Can Togay designed on the Pest Danube promenade place of remembrance: 60 pairs of shoes orphaned metal refer to the River Danube ...

Likewise unpretentious as expressive of 2005 by Gyula Pauer and Can Togay is on the Pest Danube promenade designed Place of remembrance: 60 pairs of shoes orphaned metal refer to the running along the Danube River killings of Hungarian Jews by the Hungarian Nazis.

Schuhe auf der Donau Promenade, Pest

Shoes on the Danube Promenade,
photographed last week on the occasion of my visit in Budapest

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