Hello - I have had the pleasure of
listening to/watching the videos that you have on the web. I would
love to be able to play this music on either or both of my stereo or
my TV. So the question is: Do you have available for sale actual
dvd's or cd's of the concerts? I am especially thrilled by the
Thank you very much for sharing this beauty.
Department of Mathematics
(and grandson of a part-time NY Chazzan in the 40's-50's named
Congratulations! I just came upon your website by accident. The one
with mp3's of your father.
Mazal tov, mazal tov. I am listening as I write this email. I've
sent your website along to one of my sons and my husband, also.
I recently heard an e-mail with Cantor
Bazian singing and I was mesmerized. I began looking for a CD
recording of his music so I can listen when I am out driving.I can
listed to him on this site but I have be near the computer/What site
can I find his CD recordings.I have tapes of Yossele Rosenblatt made
many years ago so there must be recordings made by Cantor Bazian.
Just to say how uplifting it has been
listening to Chazan Bazian. I am a Chazan in London and my father
a'h and brother a'h were Chazonim.
Such beautiful and warm Chazonus.
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Sorry to write you on Rosh Hashana but I stumbled across your
website but I was wondering if you had a CD available of this
Chazzan, your father? I'm a 35 year old guy whose grandparents were
holocaust survivors and this singing brought tears to my eyes. This
would make a great gift for my father as he also loves Chazzan
singing. Looking forward to hearing from you and may you have a
great New Year
There is something so soulful about your
Fathers' singing that I decided to write you. I was never a big fan
of Opera-like Cantors, and always enjoyed the Chazzanish feeling
that only certain people could elicit. However, I would love to hear
and purchase some of Cantor Bazians' works without any background
music. Is it available at all? Please let me know. Best wishes to
you and yours' for a "gut gebensht yur".
I only became aware of your father because Aish used a portion of
his Rachamana D'anei for their Rosh Ha-shanah Internet film. I am
grateful for this website, and the magnificent music that you have
posted on it. As you must be aware, this kind of Chazzanut is
rapidly disappearing from the world. Most modern Jews no longer
understand prayer, and most Chazzanim follow the rabbinic dictum
that "one has no obligation to instruct people in that which they
Your father's heartfelt prayer brought tears to my eyes and warmth
to my heart. He reminds me of no one so much as the Chazzan with
whom I grew up in Los Angeles, who may have been known to your
father--Allan Michelson, z'l. Cantor Michelson's singing left an
indelible impression that continues to reverberate in my being, and
which resonates on those rare occasions when I am privileged to hear
true prayer "from the depths".
Your father is a real master. I wish him many good years Biz Undert
Mit Tzvantzig Yohr.
SHANAH TOVAH U-M'TUKAH,
Rabbi Alan Green
Shaarey Zedek Congregation
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
My name is Roberta ##### and I live in Skokie, Illinois. I was sent
the two-minute movie of Hurricane Katrina and Rosh Hashanah by a
friend tonight, and as I sat and listened, I told my husband that I
knew the voice singing. My husband saw the excitement and wonder and
absolute amazement on my face and said, "How do you know the voice?"
I didn't have to think very hard."
I remember you Ben, but you were a little boy when I lived in
Flushing and davened at Shaare Tefila. Will you please tell you
father than Roberta ######, Harry ####'s daughter, was THRILLED to
hear his gorgeous voice. It was especially thrilling before the
Hagim. There has never been a year, since I left New York in l970,
that I don't close my eyes, and hear your dad singing, no matter who
the Chazzan is. When Sara and Sam lived here, we davened together,
and Sara and I would always talk about how much we missed your
father's magnificent voice. I did not know ANYTHING about his
background or your family until I read your website. It is well done
and hearing your dad's voice again has been such a thrill.
I hope you family is well and wish you a happy, and healthy New
Year. This movie your dad made is reaching people Jewish and
non-Jewish throughout the world. It is a gem--a real treasure.
Having heard it, I can now begin my holidays with a little of my
girlhood brought back.
With many good wishes to you and your family,
I received a clip from 'aish' with your
father singing 'rachmono' in the background, since then I have gone
into your sight and listening to him all afternoon, he brings me to
tears and have forwarded it further.
A true great 'amulige' chazzan!!
I've just visited your website dedicated to your father and his
music, and found his recordings incredibly beautiful. Are any of the
recordings still available?
Thank you for any information.
Hi just letting u know what a beautiful
site. And lovely singing. My late father would have loved to hear
that .He died last year, if only I found it before he died.
I stumbled across your web site after a long search for good
chazzanut downloads. Your father's sweet and warm voice remind me of
my favorite chazan , Leibel Glantz. I immediately sent the
link to all my friends and family.
May he have the gezunt to continue inspiring and uplifting his
congregants and listeners.
Los Angeles, California.
Hi! First of all I have to tell you how
much I enjoy watching the concerts you posted on the website.They
are all absolutely terrific. The ones I enjoyed the most are the
ones that Cantor Bazian performs with Moshe Stern and David Bagley.
I wanted to ask you if it would be possible for you to make me
copies of these two concerts, I would be willing to reimburse you
for the costs. Please let me know either way.
Thank you very much,
What enthralling music! Thank you! Best,
Dear Ben Bazian,
After I came across your fantastic website, I enjoyed many hours of
listening to your father's heart-moving hazzanuth.
I myself am practicing hazzanuth as a hobby, and I should tell you
that very few hazzanuth lovers here in Israel have heard about Moshe
Bazian. In my congregation, there are not many hazzanuth lovers.
Nevertheless, on last Pessach (24/5/05) I was the ba'al tefila at
shul (for shacharit), and since I pray in hazzunish style I
performed your father's L'Keil Boruch (which is my favorite). You
should have witnessed the silence at shul; even the constantly being
noisy children had gone silent. It really felt like Ma'amad Har
Sinai in a certain manner... and it tells a lot about the quality of
jewish soul singing of your father, that can reach people that were
never reached by hazzanuth before. Some did came to me after the
tefila to say that although they do not like hazzanuth at all, they
were truly touched by that masterpiece.
So again - thanks for the website and the great content, and a happy
& kosher Passover.
I am very much enjoying your website, especially the videos of the
concerts. When do you think you will have the opportunity to
upload the second half of the "November 11 1984 " concert.
Nicely done. Moshe JACOBS
this is Moshe Shalfrok from the old Etz Chaim..(1982 -1992).I cant
believe i found this site of yous with music from the Chazan.i LOVE
him and the chazons is great and brings back fond memories .Please
convey him my best regards and warm wishes.I was and always will
always be a big fan of his.He's A GREAT chazan and hes a great
I have just been introduced to your site
and felt that I must tell you of the enjoyment that it has already
given me. My father O'H was a choirmaster for over 50 years and I
was priviledged through him, to know many of the great
Chazanim. Unfortunately I had not heard your father before but I
feel that your web site is very special, allowing everyone access to
his great chazzonus and it is also a tremendous kibbud av.
Wishing you every success with it in the future. K'siva vechasima