Monday, 13 May 2019

ARN-TSVI ROZEN


ARN-TSVI ROZEN (April 25, 1893-December 2, 1944)
            He was a theater and music critic, born in Mezőkövesd, Hungary.  He attended American yeshivas and middle schools, while also studying music.  He contributed to Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper), later to Morgn zhurnal (Morning journal), for which he wrote primarily reviews of theatrical and musical performances.  He also wrote under the pen names: Arn-Tsvi, Haleyvi, Oytser, Ar-n, Hershl, and Note Zimron.  He composed several works for the Yiddish stage, among them an operetta entitled Der yidisher zinger (The Jewish singer), with music by Yoysef Rumshinski, and Unzer rebenyu (Our dear rabbi), among others.  He worked with Leo Lyov on an opera entitled Liles (Lilith), built on Y. L. Perets’s Monish (Monish).  He edited Di geshikhte fun khazones (The history of the cantorial art) (New York, 1924), 272 pp.  He died in New York.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; American Jewish Yearbook (1945).
Berl Cohen


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