Was a cantor in Kherson,
Berdichev, and after twenty-five years in Lemberg's
temple (a reform synagogue).
H. composed an opera "Nbukhdntsr"
(text and music), which with great success was performed
with Regina Prager in Galicia, and a play "Sarah bukher",
which was staged in Galicia with Zelig Schorr, Rosa
Briya, Adolf Meltzer and Peter Graf. H. had additionally
written other plays, which bore the character of
Goldfaden-Horowitz repertoire, and was never staged.
Among his manuscripts were also found several plays of a
modern lebenshteyger, in which the dialogue most
of the time was performed under musical accompaniment.
H. was the musical guide for
the pleyade Galician actors who still as children
sang in Lemberg's temple. He also wrote music for
theatre songs ("Al tira ebdi yakov" in Gordin's "King
Lear"), and the text and music for "Tsveygn di fidlen"
in Goldfaden's "Shulamis".
H., who was a free spirit,
in his old age became religious, had begun to practice
mluh mlkut, spent a year and davened in
two por tfillin. Later he went away to Vienna,
where he passed away shortly after the war.
Sh. E. from
Anshel Schorr, Sholem Perlmutter, Jacob Mestel, Yosef
Weintraub, Moshe Schorr, Gershom Bader and Charles
David Kessler --
Goldfaden, lerner, sheykevitsh -- "Der tog", N. Y.,
21 January 1917.