Look up artist Kovner, B.


Name: Kovner, B.
Name (Yiddish): קאָװנער, ב.
Also known as: Adler, Yakov -- אַדלער, יעקבֿ
Born: 1874
Died: 1973
Comment: Pseudenoym for Jacob (Yankev) Adler/Creator Yente Telebende & Moyshe Kapoyer

Songs written or composed


Title: Baym Tilim -- בײַם תּהילים
Also known as: In Altn Beys-Hamedresh
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.
Composer: Rosen, Aaron -- ראָזען, אהרן
Genre: Literary Origin
Subject: Memory/Faith/Psalms/Grandfather/Tears

Sheet music:


Folder: 624
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 58 Second Ave, New York, NY
Date: 1933
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 374
First line: In dem altn bays hamedrosh, bay dem shtender…
First line (Yiddish): אין דעם אַלטן בּית המדרש, בײַ דעם שטענדער,
Notes: Dark brown lettering, Yiddish/English. Drawing of bearded man with prayer book, surrounded by candles. Price 35 cents. Three verses in Yiddish, inside front cover.

Recordings:


On album: K-004(b) (Cantor Moshe Koussevitzsky Earliest Recordings)
Track ID: 7309
Author/Composer Rosen, Aaron -- ראָזען, אהרן
Vocal Koussevitzky, Khazn Moyshe -- קאָוסעװיצקי, חזן משה
First line: In dem altn beys-hamedresh, ba dem shtender nebn omud,
First line (Yiddish):אין דעם אַלטן בּית-המדרש, באַ דעם שטענדער נעבן...
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert

On album: J-026(a) (Jewish Nostalgia -- בענקען געגועים)
Track ID: 23985
Vocal Koussevitzky, Khazn Moyshe -- קאָוסעװיצקי, חזן משה
First line: In dem altn beys hamedresh, far dem shtender lebn omud,
First line (Yiddish):אין דעם אַלטן בּית-המדרש, פֿאַר דעם שטענדער לעבן...
Track comment: Duplicate on K-04(a)
Language: Yiddish

On album: 022k (Schwartz, Maurice/ In Altn Beysamedresh/)
Track ID: 29399
Vocal Schwartz, Maurice
Language: Yiddish

On album: G-042(b) (Moshe Ganchoff Song Recital)
Track ID: 20301
Vocal Ganchoff, Khazn Moyshe -- גאַנשאַף, חזן משה
Artist Instrumental Ensemble
First line: In dem altn beys hamedresh, bay dem shtender lebn omud,
First line (Yiddish):אין דעם אַלטן בּית-המדרש, בײַ דעם שטענדער לעבן...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Ganchoff's intro on cassette credits Adler with lyrics
Language: Yiddish

On album: K-004(a) (Yiddishe Lider by Cantor Moshe Koussevitzsky)
Track ID: 2123
Vocal Koussevitzky, Khazn Moyshe -- קאָוסעװיצקי, חזן משה
First line: In dem altn beys hamedresh, far dem shtender lebn omud,
First line (Yiddish):אין דעם אַלטן בּית-המדרש, פֿאַר דעם שטענדער לעבן...
Track comment: Recorded under title "In Alten Beys Hamidresh"
Language: Yiddish

Title: Es Hot Mir Der Mame -- עס האָט מיר דער מאַמע
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.
Genre: Literary Origin/Ballad/Lament
Subject: Maiden/Suicide
Song Comment: Originally published under "Di Bobe Dertsaylt"
Origin: ML PYP 522

Recordings:


On album: T-017(a) (Yiddish Songs Of The Past Sung By Feiwel Tyberg -- ייִדישע לידער פֿון אַמאָל...)
Track ID: 4811
Vocal/Arranger Tyberg, Feyvl -- טיבערג, פֿײַװל
First line: Es hot mir mayn mame dertseylt az a mol, geven iz heyzl...
First line (Yiddish):עס האָט מיר מײַן מאַמע דערצײלט אַז אַ מאָל, געװען איז הײזל...
Language: Yiddish
Style: Folk

On album: S-008(a) (A Nig'n After My Heart | Lea Szlanger -- לאה שלנגר | ניגון כלבבי | מײַן אײגענער ניגון)
Track ID: 4812
Vocal Szlanger, Lea -- שלאַנגער, לאה
Arranger/Conductor Roth, Lazlo -- רוט, לאַזלאָ
First line: Es hot mir mayn mume dertseylt az a mol, geshtanen a shtibl,
First line (Yiddish):עס האָט מיר מײַן מאַמע דערצײלט אַז אַ מאָל, געשטאַנע אַ שטיבל..
Language: Yiddish

Title: Telebende Halt Far Di Mener
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.

Recording:


On album: 006b (Goldstein, Gus/ Telebende Hot A Vayb/ Telebende Halt Far Di Mener)
Track ID: 28938
Vocal Goldstein, Gus
Vocal Gold, Clara -- גאָלד, קלאַראַ

Title: Yente Telebende Khopt A Shvim
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.

Recording:


On album: 010m (Hoffman, Anna/Jacobs, Jacob/ Khana Pesl Fort In An Auto.../ Yente Telebende Khopt A Shvim)
Track ID: 29083

Title: Telebende Hot A Vayb
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.

Recording:


On album: 006b (Goldstein, Gus/ Telebende Hot A Vayb/ Telebende Halt Far Di Mener)
Track ID: 28937
Vocal Goldstein, Gus
Vocal Gold, Clara -- גאָלד, קלאַראַ

Title: Shvayg Telebende
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.

Recording:


On album: 007f (Gold, Clara/Goldstein, Gus/ Shvayg Telebende/ Vayber,Yente Geyt Oyf Milkhome)
Track ID: 28981
Vocal Gold, Clara -- גאָלד, קלאַראַ
Vocal Goldstein, Gus
Language: Yiddish
Style: Theater/Comic/Spoken Word

Title: Yente & Mendel Telebende
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.

Recording:


On album: 049b (Jacobs, Jacob & Betty/ Yente & Mendel Telebende/ Gin Rummy)
Track ID: 30155
Artist: Jacobs, Jacob -- זשאַקאָבס, זשאַקאָב
Artist: Jacobs, Betty -- דזהייקאָבס, בעטי

Title: Dos Yidish Kind -- דאָס ייִדיש קינד
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.
Composer: Rumshinsky, Yosef -- רומשינסקי, יאָסף
Genre: Literary Origin/Lament
Subject: Sorrow/Persecution/Rebe/Beating/Orphan

Sheet music:


Folder: 139
Series: 4
Arranged for: Piano/Voice
Translator: Brody, Alter
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration/English
Publisher: Joseph P. Katz
Publisher address: 181 East Broadway, N.Y.
Date: 1916
Provenance: Gift of Robert & Molly Freedman, 1996
First line: A muter fun a trern folk hot mikh geboren,
First line (Yiddish): אַ מוטער פֿון אַ טרערן פֿאָלק האָט מיך געבאָרען
Notes: Cover: Photo insert of Adler, Price 40 cents

Folder: 733
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Jos. P. Katz
Publisher address: 181 E. Broadway, New York, NY
Date: 1916
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 586
First line: A muter fun a trern folk hot mikh geborn..
First line (Yiddish): אַ מוטער פֿון אַ טרערן פֿאָלק האָט מיך געבאָרן
Notes: Dark blue lettering, Yiddish/English. Drawing of flowers framing the title. Price 40 cents. Four verses in Yiddish, inside front cover.

Title: Telebende Furt Keyn Amerike -- טעלעבענדע פֿורט קיין אַמעריקע
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.
Genre: Novelty/Humor/Sketch/Spoken Word
Subject: Gossip.Travel/Amerike/Invitation/President/Poverty

Recording:


On album: M-047(d) (Cantors Klezmorim and Crooners: 1905-1953 / Classic Yiddish 78s from the Mayrent Collection B)
Track ID: 35584
Vocal Gold, Clara -- גאָלד, קלאַראַ
Vocal Goldstein, Gus
First line: Yente Telebende, vi forstu? Vi ikh for, keyn amerike. Yetst, Yente Telebende...
First line:יענטע טעלעבענדע, ווי פֿאָרסטו? ווי איך פֿאָר, קיין אַמעריקע. יעצט, יענטע...
Language: Yiddish/English
Style: Spoken Word/Sketch
Length: 3:08

Title: Shabos Beyn Hashmoyshes -- שבת בין השמשות
Author: Kovner, B. -- קאָװנער, ב.
Composer: Engel, Yoel -- ענגעל, יואל
Genre: Literary Origin/Prayer
Song Comment: Twilight/Hamavdil/Sustenance/Shabos/Mother/Troubles
Origin: Sh Sh 263
Translation: Sh Sh 263
Additional song notes: The time between sunset and appearance of stars. Either day or night or neither day or night.

Recordings:


On album: O-027(a) (Ot Azoi / Yiddish Songs From Once To Now/ Orit Perlman / Itay Alter)
Track ID: 36440
Vocal Perlman, Orit -- פרלמן, אורית
Piano Alter, Itay -- אלתר, איתי
Double Bass Topchiu, Neriton -- טופצ'יו, נריטון
Percussion Yaniv, Zeev -- זאב, יניב
First line: Es geyt avek zikh, der heliker shabos, in shtub es vert finster, in shtibl iz..
First line (Yiddish):עס גייט אַוועק זיך דער הייליקער שבת, אין שטינל ווערט עד וורט פֿינסטער,...
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert
Length: 2:53

On album: T-003)(i)
Track ID: 36522
Vocal Ben-Tsvi, Tova
First line: Es geyt avek zikh, der heliker shabos, in shtub es vert finster, in shtibl iz..
First line (Yiddish):עס גייט אַוועק זיך דער הייליקער שבת, אין שטינל ווערט עד וורט פֿינסטער,...
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert
Length: 2:39

On album: T-003(i) (Tova Ben Tsvi/ Sabbath and Holiday Songs/ Shabos un Yomtov Lider -- טובה בן־צבי\ שבת און יום טוב לידער)
Track ID: 36530
Vocal Ben-Tsvi, Tova
First line: Es geyt shoyn avek der heyliker shabos, in shtibl vert finster, in shtibl...
First line (Yiddish):עס גייט אַוועק דער ליבער שבת, אין שטיבל ווער פֿינסטער, אין שטיבל ווערט שטיל,
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert/Folk
Length: 2:38

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