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Belarsky, Sidor



Sidor Belarsky was a Russian Jew and a vocalist. He taught at Brigham Young University as Professor of Music from 1930 to 1933. Belarsky was born Israel Mosieevitch Lifschitz in Odessa, Russia in 1900. He studied music at Odessa Conservatory, then studied in Berlin. He graduated from the Leningrad State Conservatory and became a member of the Leningrad State Opera Company. Dr. Franklin S. Harris, President of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, invited Belarsky, who was performing in Moscow, to join the BYU faculty as a professor of music. He taught from 1930 to 1933. Belarsky went on to present song recitals from coast to coast. In opera, Belarsky was received as leading basso of the Chicago Civic Opera Company, the San Francisco Opera Company, the American Opera Company of Los Angeles, the New York City Center Company, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Belarsky died in 1975 in New York City, New York.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Sidor Belarksy papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 27

Collection includes biographical information, newspaper articles, songbooks, personal sheet music, letters of appreciation, and recordings (CD).

Dates: 1900-1981

Sidor Belarsky records and cassettes

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197230356138]
Identifier: MSS 7485
Scope and Contents

Collection includes two cassette tapes and eight records, which include songs of the Holocaust and other Yiddish songs performed by Sidor Belarsky.

Dates: approximately 1950-1986

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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
Audiocassettes 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Colleges and Universities 1
Education 1