Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Simcha Levinstein - Veliyerushalayim Ircha

In this outstanding follow up to his debut album, Simcha Levinstein shows a mastery of Chazzanut unsurpassed for a person of his age.

He shows an ability to sing in exquisite fashion some of the difficult Cantorial compositions. Obviously, this adolescent sensation has a magnificent knowledge of the great masters of Chazzanut in the past.

Moshe Stern was the Chazzan HaDor of the 1980's and 1990s, and Yitzchak Meir Helfgot is the present Chazzan HaDor. If Simcha Levinstein's voice after adolescence is as outstanding as it is now, he may well be the next Chazzan HaDor. For right now, he truly deserves the title of "Little Helfgot!"