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
 

Yosele Moskovitsh

 

M. was born on 3 July 1879 in Galati, Rumania. His father was Moshe Tsimbler, who had acted on the Turkish-Russian Front, from there he brought a little money and became a [protsentnik]. M. had with his father learned notes and played the cymbal and at the age of eleven learned with a teacher to play the violin. At the age of fourteen he began to travel with the Yiddish "Bretl Singer" Kaner, who had, every time, sang in [music monitoring=muzik-bagleytung]. M. was the first to introduce music to the [didoziker] "concert production", which he used to acoompany on the cymbal. M. also composed music for the songs "Der reyzender" and "Az moshiakh vet kumen", which had been heard in popular repertoire, as well melodious [tsu] other folksongs and duets for Kaner and his wife.

This function M. maintained later in Lemberg with Shlomo Aged in inns, then until 1906 with Asher Feierstein and Moshe the Blind across the provinces of Galicia, Rumania, Hungary and also a short time in Constantinople.

In 1907 M. came to America, where he used to perform with cymbals in hotel orchestras, and since 1914 he opened in New York his famous restaurant, where he further performed with cymbals.

M. is a cousin of Jacob Yona Tsimbler (Diamant).


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 231.
 

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