G. recorded an album of
songs, including: "Po-khasidotskomu", "Hinter a grin
boymelekh", "A briv tsum lyader rebin", "A kleyn
melamedel", "Klinger gliker", "Fidler", "Motele", Der
rebe elimelekh", and the cantorial compositions: "Hashkiveinu,
"V'Shomru, "Kol Hashem", and "Kidush lrosh hashanah". He
also wrote music to songs for Heinrich Heine, A. Lutsky,
Jacob Glatstein, many for Itsik Manger's "Chumash lider",
and several cantorial compositions.
On 22 June 1950, G. passed
away during an operation.
He left a wife, Molly, and a
G. was the co-founder of the
Yiddish radio union and cultural director for the
He remained in the
theatrical profession, especially among younger actors,
and in the Yiddish writers' world, which had regarded
him as their own, due to his great drkh arts and
love of the Yiddish cultural world.
M. Yardeni writes about him:
"...He had calculated the
tastes of the audience, both when he sang on the radio,
as in concerts....everywhere he had, and with each
opportunity sang, the fine Yiddish song, this authentic
poetical word. Singing was his daily bread, and he had
felt his entire vezn.
...He davened and sang
Tefilot on the radio and in concerts with inspiring
respect, both from a purely musical standpoint and from
a Yiddish religious standpoint."
Sh. E. from
his wife Molly.
M. E. from Tsvi
Scooler and Yehuda Bleich
-- Idishe kinstler-velt un freynd bagleyten
yung-farshtorbenem chazan gladston tsu zeyn eybiger
ru, "Der tog", N. Y., 24 June 1950.
M. Yardeni -- In der
velt fun chazzanut,m "Morning Journal", N. Y., 2
M. Yardeni -- Vort un
klang, "New York Weekly (Vokhnblat]", N. Y., 31