Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born on 4 May 1877 in
Krakow, Galicia. Until age ten he learned in a cheder,
then he became a joiner. In his youth he participated as
an "amateur" in scenic offerings and manifested fine
qualities as a performer and regisseur. Avraham Reyzen
had in his "Yidish vort" called for a bright
future for him. G., however, soon left the stage, and
in 1905 under Reyzen's influence began to publish
in the "Social Democrat" theatre reviews and
songs. Later G. published songs in the "Forward", "Fraye
arbeter shtime" et al. However he soon took to writing
popular songs, for which he composed melodies by
himself. Some of G.'s songs were sung in Galicia
as "folksongs." G.'s other songs such as "Huliet, huliet,
kinderlekh", "Kinder-yorn" which were put into Moshe
Schorr's operetta "The Romanian Wedding"; also Molly
Picon sang in her operetta G.'s songs. A portion
of songs written by G. used by the "Azazel" theatre
In 1920 issued a
collection of songs under the name "Folksmitlekh."
Zalmen Reyzen --
"Lexicon of the Yiddish Literature", Vol. I,
Moshe Blekher --
Mordechai gebertig -- "Teat"tst", Warsaw, (8), 1,
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 495.
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