Wednesday 26 September 2018


L. FALK (1876-1925)
            He was born in Mitave (Mitava), Latvia.  He graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Berlin and from the Berlin Conservatory as a composer.  He moved to Lodz in 1907 to practice medicine.  Until 1910 he served as music reviewer for the German-language Neue lodzer Zeitung (New Lodz newspaper).  He became active in Jewish life later and was cofounder and the first chairman of Lodz sports association, “Hazemir” (The nightingale).  From 1910 until his death he published articles on music, song, and sports in Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper).  He composed music to Hebrew and Yiddish poetry (among others for Yitskhok Katsenelson’s “Di zun fargeyt in flamen” [The sun sets in flames]).  He died in Lodz.

Source: Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 200.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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