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 (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)