Theodore Bikel

THEODORE BIKEL was born into a Jewish family in Vienna, and named after Zionist Theodore Herzl. They fled to Palestine in 1938. According to his mother in his autobiography, he sang before he could talk. Theodore started acting at a young age and performed in the Habimah Theatre in Tel Aviv in 1943. Bikel moved to London in 1945 and next to the United States in 1954, where he started his acting career on Broadway.

Bikel released thirteen albums between 1955 to 1965. The most popular recordings were: Theodore Bikel Sings Jewish Folk Songs (1958), Songs of a Russian Gypsy (1958), Theodore Bikel Sings More Jewish Folk Songs (1959), A Harvest of Israel Folk Songs (1961), and Theodore Bikel Sings Yiddish Theatre and Folk Songs (1965). With this repertoire, he paved the way for a renewed interest in Yiddish folk songs, and ultimately for the klezmer revival in the late seventies.

 

 


Total: 44

1960 Newport Folk Festival
A Folksinger's Choice
A Harvest of Israeli Folk Songs
A Taste of Chanukah
An Actor's Holiday
And None Shall Make them Afraid
Bravo Bikel
Classic Jewish Holiday Songs
David Diamond: Ahava (Brotherhood) - Music for Pra...
Di Naye Hagode, Hag Habikkurim, The Holy Ark
Ernst Toch: Cantata of the Bitter Herbs / Jephta, ...
Folk Sampler Five
Folk Songs of Israel
From Bondage to Freedom
Israel Folk Dances, Third Series
Israeli Folk Dances, 3rd Series
Silent No More
Songs from Vistas of Israel
Songs of a Russian Gypsy
Songs of Bondage & Freedom
Songs of Russia Old & New
Songs of the Earth
The 5th Cup
The Best of Bikel
The Chanukkah Story
The Passover Story
The Passover Story
The Poetry and Prophecy of the Old Testament
The Poetry and Prophecy of the Old Testament
Theodor Bikel and Geula Gill sing Folk Songs From ...
Theodore Bikel on Tour
Theodore Bikel Sings Jewish Folk Songs
Theodore Bikel Sings More Jewish Folk Songs
Theodore Bikel Sings More Jewish Folksongs
Theodore Bikel Sings Songs of Israel
Theodore Bikel Sings Yiddish Theatre and Folk Song...
This is Judaism
This is Judaism
VZL 166: Folk Songs of Israel
VZL 168: Folk Songs of Israel
VZL 170: Folk Songs of Israel
VZL 172: Folk Songs of Israel
VZL 195: Folk Songs of Israel
Young Man and a Maid, Love songs of many lands