Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Z. was born in April 1880 in
He was educated by a
He was dedicated to his
music, and in 1909 he endured exams in the Warsaw
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
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].
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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