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Vocal Music (Jewish 20th Century) - BRODY, J. / FRIEDSELL, L. / PERLMUTTER, A. / SMULEWITZ, S. (Women in Yiddish Theater and Popular Song, 1905-1929)


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On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Jewish Music Series – edited by Joel Rubin and Rita Ottens – Wergo publishes with “Di Eybike Mame“ the first CD anthology of recordings featuring women of the Yiddish stage. This carefully edited production with the rare 78 rpm recordings documents the enormous variety of music present during the period 1890-1930, from folksong to music hall and vaudeville, liturgical song to operetta and musical comedy. The booklet includes a detailed essay on Yiddish theater music and the role of women in Yiddish popular song.
Despite prohibitions in traditional Judaism against the singing of women in the presence of men, biblical figures such as Miriam and Deborah stand for a female contribution to music within Jewish history. In the 20th century, singers like Sophie Kurtzer, Shaindele and Batsheva dedicated themselves to the Jewish liturgy. Ironically known as "khazntes" (lit. “cantors’ wives”), they were compelled to practice their art outside of the synagogue on vaudeville stages and remained exceptions to the rule - despite a stylistic closeness to the great male cantors such as Yossele Rosenblatt and Gershon Sirota. Yiddish popular songs depicted a great variety of women’s roles, including not only deceived girls, deserted wives and long-suffering mothers, but also suffragettes, adulteresses and eccentric spinsters. Its stars - often singer, actress, dancer and impresario all rolled up into one - charmed the Jewish world from Warsaw to Buenos Aires and played an important role in the expansion of gender roles.
The singer and actress Bertha Kalish from Lemberg was compared favorably to the great actress Sarah Bernhardt, and Regina Prager’s voice could have held its own with that of a Wagnerian heroine. Isa Kremer set new standards with her art song interpretations of Yiddish folksongs, the tomboyish Molly Picon wrote her own lyrics, and melodramatic Jennie Goldstein managed her own theater at the age of 16. Even today one encounters the odd 80 year-old retiree who is still enraptured by the sex appeal of Nellie Casman.
Facts
Item number SM16252
Barcode 4010228162523
Release date 8/1/2003
Category Vocal
Label WERGO
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Various Artists
Disc: 1
Lekht bentshn (Blessing the Candles)00:02:40
1 Lekht bentshn (Blessing the Candles) 00:02:40 Anonymous Anonymous Gespass, Helene
Gevald, gevald Police (Help, Help Police)00:02:45
2 Gevald, gevald Police (Help, Help Police) 00:02:45 Rubinstein, Yetta
Oylom habu (The World to Come)00:02:44
3 Oylom habu (The World to Come) 00:02:44 Anonymous Anonymous Littmann, Pepi
A mentsh zol men zayn (Be a Decent Person): Aria: 00:02:55
4 A mentsh zol men zayn (Be a Decent Person): Aria: 00:02:55 Prager, Regina
A brivele der mamen (A Letter to Mother)00:03:09
5 A brivele der mamen (A Letter to Mother) 00:03:09 Weinberg, Salcia
Di poylishe khasene (The Polish Wedding): Gebet ga00:03:40
6 Di poylishe khasene (The Polish Wedding): Gebet ga 00:03:40 Zuckerberg, Regina
Bas Yerusholayim (The Daughter of Jerusalem): Aria00:02:55
7 Bas Yerusholayim (The Daughter of Jerusalem): Aria 00:02:55 Zwiebel-Goldstein, Frida Edward King Orchestra
Shulamis00:07:00
8 Shulamis: Aria: Rozhinkes mit mandlen (Raisins and 00:03:42 Feinberg, Jeanne
A kind un a heym (A Homeless Child)00:03:14
9 A kind un a heym (A Homeless Child) 00:03:14 Hoffman, Anna
Ben Ami: Dos fartribene taybele (The Exiled Dove)00:02:56
10 Ben Ami: Dos fartribene taybele (The Exiled Dove) 00:02:56 Schreiner, Estella
Ale vayber megn Sshtimen (All Women Can Vote)00:02:52
11 Ale vayber megn Sshtimen (All Women Can Vote) 00:02:52 Gold, Clara I. J. Hochman Orchestra
A bisyl yoysher (A Bit of Justice) (arr. I.J. Hoch00:03:08
12 A bisyl yoysher (A Bit of Justice) 00:03:08 Unknown Artist Hochman, I. J. Schreiber, Fanny
Di amerikaner rebetsin (The American Rabbi's Wife)00:03:29
13 Di amerikaner rebetsin (The American Rabbi's Wife) 00:03:29 Weisman, Bessie
A brivel tsu mayn man (A Letter to My Husband)00:03:04
14 A brivel tsu mayn man (A Letter to My Husband) 00:03:04 Casman, Nellie
Tsipke: Tsipke00:02:50
15 Tsipke: Tsipke 00:02:50 Picon, Molly
Yankele karmantshik (Yankele Little Pickpocket)00:02:57
16 Yankele karmantshik (Yankele Little Pickpocket) 00:02:57 Zwerling, Yetta
Kiddush00:03:09
17 Kiddush 00:03:09 Kurtzer, Sophie
Shulamis00:07:00
18 Shulamis: Aria Shabes, yontef un roshkhoydesh (Sab 00:03:18 Kalish, Bertha
Vu iz mayn Kind? (Where is my child)00:03:28
19 Vu iz mayn Kind? (Where is my child) 00:03:28 Goldstein, Jennie
Dem rebns moyfsim (The Rebbe's Miracles)00:02:35
20 Dem rebns moyfsim (The Rebbe's Miracles) 00:02:35 Kremer, Isa
Annie, ikh shtarb avek nukh dir (Annie, I'm Dying 00:03:27
21 Annie, ikh shtarb avek nukh dir (Annie, I'm Dying 00:03:27 Lubin, Annie
Di Primadonna00:03:22
22 Di Primadonna 00:03:22 Olshanetsky, Alexander Unknown Artist Levin, Lucy
Di eybike mame: Di eybike mame00:03:26
23 Di eybike mame: Di eybike mame 00:03:26 German, Lucy
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