1905 -- L. was music
conductor in Bucharest's Reform temple., where he
directed a new repertoire with more of a Yiddish
content, and wrote preludiums for authorities. Here he
also studied music for several years with Cohen-Linaru,
writing synagogal compositions and gave a series of
concerts of the synagogue and classical music.
1908 -- L. became the main
choral conductor in Warsaw's Tłomackie Synagogue, where
he formed a chorus that gained a great popularity. In
the span of his twelve-year activity in Warsaw (until
1920), L. had created many vocal and instrumental
compositions and many works in the field of folk music,
performing as music director of the local "Hazamir" in
the family evening in special programs of folksongs,
holding lectures about folk music and writing music for
the texts of Yiddish poets, including "a Purim song"
from Sh. Frug, which in 1910 was staged in Vilna in a
L. also traveled across
cities and towns and collected folksongs, Chasidic
melodies that they adapted, and a part of them, as well
as original melodies, were published by the publisher "Nigun."
1913 -- L. went with Sirota
on a concert tour across America (16 weeks), and when he
returned to Warsaw, he wrote music to light folksongs,
translated from children's songs, songs from Peretz and
other Yiddish writers for the Yiddish children's homes
under the leadership of Peretz and Dinezon.
During the German
occupation, L. again founded a chorus, with which he
gave concerts, then became a conductor of the Bundist
chorus with a large club in Warsaw, for which he adapted
worker- and revolutionary songs.
1920 -- again arrived in
America with Cantor Mordechai Hershman as a soloist,
then arranged concerts for secular, synagogal and
Yiddish folk music and original compositions.
Excited by Boris
Thomashefsky about Yiddish theatre, L. wrote the music
to Thomashefsky's libretto "Dos muzikalishe shtetl,"
which on 24 December 1920 was staged in Thomashefsky's
Afterwards, L. became
conductor in Peterson's Yiddish Singing Association,
where he had besides Yiddish folksongs, also inserted
fragments of oratories. Later L. organized a chorus for
the National Jewish Workers Union in New York,
reorganized the Brownsville Schubert Singing
Association, and became a music teacher in the Jewish
As a singing teacher in the
Arbeter Ring synagogue, L. there staged (in June 1924)
the children's operetta "Di bafreyung fun friling" by
Giligtsh, to which he wrote music.
In March 1929 in the
Manhattan Opera House, there was staged the ten-year
anniversary of the Arbeter Ring synagogue, performed
through the children with a symphony orchestra, "Der
lider-krants fun kinder shpil-plats biz di barikadn,
geflokhtn fun folkslider, arbeter-in kamf-lider,"
libretto and music by L.
On 15 February 1930, L.
staged with a chorus of Jewish National Worker's Union
tradesmen an oratorio "Yehuda Hamaccabi" (Yiddish --
1931 -- L. visited Eretz
Yisrael and staged performed there with concerts with a
large opera chorus.
L. is now a chorus conductor
in the Beth-El Temple in Borough Park in New York.
Ab. Cahan -- Lyov's
operete in thomashevsky's theater, "Forward", N. Y.,
4 January 1921.
Aaron H. Rozen -- Lyovs
"muzikalishe shtedtel" in thomashevsky's teater, "Yidtgbl't",
N. Y., 5 January 1921.
Wm. Edlin -- Leo lyovs
operete in tomashevsky's teater, "Tog", N. Y., 5
Morris Barkin -- Vegen
dos "muzikalsihe shtetel", "Fraye
N. Y., 29 January 1921.
F. Gelibter -- Di
bafreyung fun friling, "Forward", N. Y., 20 June
Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Dem
frilings bafreyung, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 20
Ray Ratkin -- Der
muzikalisher viftu fun di idishe kinderlekh, "Tog",
N. Y., 20 June 1924.
Gdal Salesky -- "Famous
Musicians of a Wandering Race", Bloch Publishing
Co., N. Y., 1927.
"Who is Who in Music" --
Chief Editor; Dr. Sigmund Spaeth, Chicago, 1929.
L. Fogelman --
tsen-yoriger yubileum-kontsert fun di arbeyter ring
shulen in manhetn opere hoyz, "Forward", N. Y., 8
Ts. H. Rubinstein -- Ven
unzer kleynvarg tsezingt zikh, "Tog", N. Y., 8 March
M. Sherman -- Unter dem
dirigir shtekele fun leo lyov, "Di idishe velt",
Philadelphia, 27 September 1929.
Sh. -- A shmues mitn
muziker leo lyov, "Literarishe bleter", Warsaw, 24,