Sidor Belarsky

A graduate of the State Conservatory at Leningrad and former leading basso of the Leningrad State Opera Company, Sidor Belarsky arrived in America on February 8, 1930 with his wife and daughter.

From 1932 through 1936, he lived in Los Angeles, where he embarked on a singing career with the Los Angeles Symphony. Belarsky's career in Jewish music followed this period. Although he devoted much of his time to teaching music at the Jewish Teachers Seminary in New York City, he regularly gave concerts throughout Europe, the Middle East, Canada, South Africa and South America. He visited and sang in Israel in 1948 to celebrate its birth. In 1951 he traveled there again to make the documentary film, "Shalom Israel".

As a pre-eminent collector, disseminator and interpreter of classic cantorial music, Chassidic nigunim, Yiddish folk songs and Hebrew songs from Israel, he has breathed new life into songs that might have otherwise been forgotten.


Music of Sidor Belarsky courtesy of Isabel Belarsky.
This project was funded by The Suchman Family Foundation



Total: 74

A Concert of Jewish Music
A Din-Toire Mit Got
A Maisele
A Nign
Chanukah Festival of Songs
Concert of Russian Music
Dem Milner's Trern
Dem Milner's Trern
Dem Milner's Trern
Dem Milner's Trern / Zol Shoin Kumen Di G'ulah
Der Becher
Der Becher
Dos Gebet
Dos Gebet / A Nign
Du Fregst Mich
Es Flatern Bleter
Es Flatern Bleter
Favorite Yiddish Songs
Festival of Music for Sukkos & Simchas Torah
From Boarder To Boarder
Gein Darf Men Gein
Gut Shabes
Gut Shabes
Gut Shabes
Haflei Vafele
Hassidic Melodies
Hassidic Melodies
Highlights of Chassidic Music
Hobo Song
Hof Un Gloib
Ich Bin Abisl Groi
Jewish Melodies
Kacha, Kach
Ner Tomid
Not a Word
Once Upon a Time
Partisan Song
Purim Festival in Town Hall
Remember - Songs of the Holocaust
Roumanian Medley
Russian Operatic Arias
Seder Nights
Seder Nights with Sidor Belarsky
Shabes Beim Sholosh S'udos
Shir Ha'emek
Shir Haligionot
Sholosh Sudos
Sholosh Sudos
Sidor Belarsky in Rosh Hashana T'Filos Vi mein Zei...
Sidor Belarsky in songs by M. Gebertig
Sidor Belarsky in Songs by Soviet Yiddish Poets an...
Sidor Belarsky sings A Salute To Israel's 20 Anniv...
Sidor Belarsky sings Select Yiddish Songs
Sidor Belarsky Sings...the Hopes and Dreams of the...
Songs of Israel
Special Requests
Yiddish Song Recital
Zol Noch Sein Shabos
Zwei Briv