Monday 11 November 2019


HIRSH SHKLYAR (1891-1931)
            He was born with the longer surname Shklyarski in Skidl (Skidzieĺ), Grodno region.  He attended religious elementary school and for secular subject matter had private tutors.  He lived in Warsaw, and from 1921 in Kovno.  He wrote about music and theater in the Kovno daily newspaper Nayes (news), edited by A. Mukdoni.  From 1923 he was for many years the music and theater reviewer for Kovno’s daily Di idishe shtime (The Jewish voice).  He published on musical matters as well in Had lita (Echo of Lithuania) and Netivot (Pathways).  He brought out a series of opera librettos in Yiddish.  In book form: Muzik-velt, artiklen un retsenzyes (Music world, articles and reviews) (Riga, 1934), 78 pp.  He died in Königsberg.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; N. Goren, ed., Yahadut lita (Jews of Lithuania), vol. 3 (Tel Aviv: Am hasefer, 1967), p. 250.
Berl Cohen

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