Being by nature a good
musician, he always was prepared to do a job. He had
demonstrated a fundamental ear for music and
singing. He didn't need any tuning fork, or a piano
to arrange the harmonies for musical compositions.
He had diligently ge..imlshul, where the
director Dr. Zachariah Kurman was reading notes and
writing notes as easily as people write a letter.
F. wrote music for us,
Aaron Lebedeff, Maurice Schwartz, Jennie Goldstein,
Leo Fuchs, Menasha Skulnik, Irving Jacobson, and
many other Yiddish performers. Of his successful
compositions is heard: "Song of Songs," "Dir a bisl,
mir a bisl," "Mayn shtetl mohilev," "Der yidisher
nigun," "S'iz shoyn nokh alemen," and tens of other
songs, which are sung until today.
F. was the founder
of the "Palestine String Quartet," had recorded a
number of Yiddish folk and Hebrew songs, which he
had arranged in a modern style.
Through the summer
months, F. led an orchestra in the Miami vaudeville
theatre of Leon Schachter.
On 17 December 1963 F.
passed away from a heart attack and was laid to his
eternal rest in the grounds of the "Yiddish
Theatrical Alliance" in New York.