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
 

Leon Zalman

 

Z. was born in April 1880 in Warsaw, Poland.

He was educated by one of his grandfathers.

He was self-taught in music and had endured exams in Warsaw's conservatory.

In 1899 he was a co-founder of Lodz's "Hazmir", and from1906 until 1918 (with breaks), conducted Lodz's "Harfe (Harp)" (society) where he also [eynshtudirt] many of his own compositions to songs of Yiddish poets, and he arranged many folk songs. For five years Z. was a chorus singer and [repitatar] in Lodz's German Thalia Theatre.

Since 1915 he was associated as a conductor with the Yiddish theatre in Poland, for which he wrote from time to time music for operettas and dramas.

Z. published "7 folk songs, adapted for a mixed chorus, 2 original compositions for men's quartets" [Lodz, 1928].

 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 795.
 

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