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 17 January
1875 in Lemberg, Galicia, a son of Yaakov Ber (Gimpel).
He learned in a two-class
gymnasium in the Lemberg Conservatory.
He performed as a
clarinetist in the city opera, and later went with Efrayim
Perlmutter to America, where G. became an
orchestra conductor in his father's theatre. He
conducted the orchestras in many operettas that he had
brought over ofrom America, from which he received only "directions" or primshtymen. The local
orchestra's operettas went afterwards into the
repertories of the Yiddish theatres in Europe.
G.'s three sons were
musicians, and one, Branislav, is a famous virtuoso.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 479.
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