Y. was born in 18... in Lodz or Pietrkow, Poland.
His father was a bass player
He studied music and in 1881
was conductor in Spivakovski's Eldorado Theatre in
Warsaw and here later composed the music to Eppelberg's
"Dovid in der viste" and Goldfaden's "Akhshurush".
In 1889 he migrated to
London and here became conductor in the Yiddish troupe,
in which he performed in the Dutch club (his brother
Yidl). Here Y. composed music for "Monto kristo (Monte
Cristo)" and also translated Verdi's "Traviata", which
In 1890 in Weincourt Hall
there was staged Adam Mesco's play "Di yidishe kolonistn
in palestina" with music by Y.
In 1892 he immigrated to
America, where for two years he was together with Rosenberg director in Philadelphia. In America Y. wrote
music for Gordin's "Mirele efros", for Gabel's plays
"Tata, mames, tsrut", "Dos falshe veyb", "Dos yidisihe
harts, or Di tener kol nidre".
In 1896 in Philadelphia's
Arch Street Theatre, Adam Mesco's play "Mlkh shba" was
staged, with music by Y., and in 1900 Moshe Richter's
play "Hertsele myukhs, oder, teybele" was staged, with
music by Y.
Y. passed away in
M. E. from M.
D. Vaksman, F. Shtoyb, Max Gabel, H. Feinstein, N.
Blumental and Sh. E. from Yosef Weinstok.
Zalmen Zylbercweig --
Vegn umbakante yidishe dramaturgn, "Pnks", N. Y., 1,
1929, pp. 85-7.