Born March 1887 in Ostrowce,
Radom Gubernia, Poland.
His father was a musician.
Until age fifteen he studied
in a yeshiva and in a school in Ostrovce. He studied
music and in 1905 began to play in a theatre orchestra.
In 1912 he became the
conductor of the Lodz Yiddish Theatre.
During wartime he took to
writing compositions and other arrangements for many
Yiddish operettas and his own musical works,
writing music for Julius Adler's operettas "Dos skoytnmeydl", "Di mume gnendil" and "Di
which were performed in Lodz.
[According to his
declaration of intention to join the Professional Actors
Union in Poland (dated 6 January 1923), he had
previously worked in the following theatres/cities:
Epelbergen's (Warsaw), Adler's (Lodz), Kompanayetz's
(Lodz), L. Kahan's (Lodz) -- ed.]
B. had arranged music for Anski's "Dybuk"
[for Herman's production in Lodz], and
it was published in a particular book. In 1926 B. toured as
orchestra conductor and composer with a Yiddish troupe
as it crossed east Africa, Argentina and Brazil. In 1928 B. became the
composer for the small art stage "Ararat" in Lodz, for
which he wrote nine programs.