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
 

Elihu Zalmen Yarikhovski


Y. was born in 18... in Lodz or Pietrkow, Poland.

His father was a bass player in couplets.

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 was staged.

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 Philadelphia.
 

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.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 931.
 

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