Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

David Beigelman
 

 

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 shayne berta", 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.

Since 1929 B. he has co-conducted for the "Rozikn" Theatre.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 161.
See also the biography of David Beigelman in the memorial volume, Volume 5, by clicking here.


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