The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

A Toast to Life

Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Catalogue NumberTR 609
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Tambur Records
Record FormatCD
Shelf Number100285
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes By gathering and recording some of the most beloved Yiddish folk and art songs from the 19th and early 20th centuries with new arrangements and settings, Cantor Lissek imbues new life and meaning into them. The Cantor's vocal style is perfectly suited to the songs he sings; at once making the listener nostalgic for the golden age of the past while at the same time creating memorable songs for the next generation. Recorded with the Israel Symphony Orchestra (Shimon Cohen, arranger and conductor).

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Dudele
Composer(s) : N/A
2 - Die Ballade Finem Farloyrenen Shefele
Composer(s) : Shimon Cohen
3 - Der Rebi Elimelech
Composer(s) : Moshe Nadir
4 - Fraytik Oyf Der Nakht
Composer(s) : Nachum Sternheim
5 - Havdalah
Composer(s) : N/A
6 - Unter Deine Veisse Shteren
Composer(s) : Avraham Sutzkever
7 - A Brivele Der Mame
Composer(s) : Solomon Schmulewitz
8 - A Yiddish Melody
Composer(s) : N/A
9 - Nigun
Composer(s) : Lazar Weiner
10 - Mamele
Composer(s) : N/A
11 - In Vilden Vald Aleyn
Composer(s) : N/A
12 - A Zemer (Chassidic Chant)
Composer(s) : Bugatch
13 - Dem Milners Treren
Composer(s) : Warchasky
14 - A Toast To Life
Composer(s) : Bergholz/Palver