Sunday 19 April 2015


PLATON BRUNOV (BROUNOFF) (May 10, 1859-July 11, 1924)
He was born in Yelisavetgrad (Kirovohrad).  He graduated from conservatories in Warsaw and St. Petersburg.  In 1891 he emigrated to New York.  He conducted a symphony orchestra.  He was a composer of music to “A Song of a Wage Slave” and “Unter di grininke beymelekh” (Under the little green trees [by Bialik]).  He collected around 300 melodies of Yiddish folksongs.  He published Yidishe folkslider (Jewish folksongs), “for middle voice and piano accompaniment, harmonized and arranged by P. B.” (New York, 1911), 82 pp.  He also published the musical works: The Russian Village and Player Garden.  He wrote for the Forverts (Forward) on music, as well as humorous pieces and stories.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1, pp. 419-20.


  1. Would you have more biographical info on Platon Brounoff? Thank you!

  2. No, unfortunately, I have only translated what was published years ago. You can check online for other sources, but I'm sure you've already done that.