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 Zelman
 

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

He was educated by a grandfather.

He was dedicated to his music, and in 1909 he endured exams in the Warsaw conservatory.

In 1899 he was a co-founder of the Lodz "Hazamir", and from 1906 to 1918 (with breaks) conducted in the Lodz "Harfe", where he also studied thoroughly many of his own compositions of Yiddish poems and arranged many folk songs.

For five years Z. was in the Lodz German "Thalia Theatre" as a chorus singer and private tutor.

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

Z. issued "7 folks-lider (Seven Folk Songs)" adapted for mixed chorus, two original compositions for a men's quartet" [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.
You can also read Leon's amended biography in the Lexicon's memorial volume 5.
 

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