Thursday 8 May 2014


MAKS AVRAMOVITSH (March 20, 1856-July 19, 1896)
Born in Huşi, Romania.  Adopted name of Maks Abramovitsh.  Lyricist and composer for the Yiddish theater.  He was living in the United States from 1885.  He wrote the music for dozens of Yiddish dramas, songs, and couplets; author of the booklet, Mayn teater-magazin, eyne ertseylung iber shmendriks glik und unglik, zayne gantse lebns-biografye, tsuzamenzetst oys 237 nemen fun theater shtike, zayt yidishes theater ekzistirt, 1877-1895 (My theater magazine, a story of Shmendrik’s joy and unhappiness, his entire life’s biography, together with 237 titles of Yiddish theater pieces, the Yiddish theater’s existence, 1877-1895).

Sources: Z. Zilbertsvayg, Teater leksikon, vol. 1; Sh. Perlmuter, Yidishe dramaturgn un teater-kompozitorn (Yiddish playwrights and theatrical composers) (New York, 1952).

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