Look up artist Lefkowitch, Henry


Name: Lefkowitch, Henry
Name (Yiddish): לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Born: 1902
Comment: Emig to US 1907, See Perlmutter p381, Yidishe Dramaturn un Teater Compositors

Songs written or composed


Title: Benkendik -- בענקענדיק
Author: Leder, Tsvi -- לעדער, צבי
Composer: Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Genre: Literary Origin
Subject: Yearing/Longing/Melancholy/Memory
Transliteration: Alb B-031(a)

Sheet music:


Folder: 533
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 58 Second Ave, New York, NY
Date: 1930
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 278
First line: In shtub iz shtil, s'iz shpet bay nakht der zinger bloyz…
First line (Yiddish): אין שטוב איז שטיל. ס'איז שפּכט בײַנאַכט, דער זינגער בלויז איז וואַך...
Notes: Dark blue lettering, Yiddish/English. Photo inserts of Tzvee Leder (Words) and Henry Lefkowitch (Music). Price 40 cents. Three verses in Yiddish on back cover.

Recording:


On album: B-031(a) (Jewish Classic Songs by Henry Belasco)
Track ID: 2231
Artist Belasco, Henry
First line: In shtub iz shtil, s'iz shpet bay nakht, der zeyger bloyz..
First line:אין שטוב איז שטיל, ס'איז שפּעט בײַ נאַכט, דער זײגער בלױז איז...

Title: Dem Shnayders Tekhterl -- דעם שנײַדערס טעכטערל
Author: Tauber, Chaim Shmuel (Shami) טױבער, חיים שמואל (שמאי)
Composer: Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Genre: Ballad/Lament
Subject: Tailor/Daughter/Rape/Pogrom/Rage
Additional song notes: See Yiddish Forward of Dec 5, 2003

Related information in folder 626:

Recordings:


On album: T-005(b) (Chaim Towber Anniversary Record)
Track ID: 3013
Artist Tauber, Chaim Shmuel (Shami) טױבער, חיים שמואל (שמאי)
First line: Ikh ken a maysele, nisht keyn freylekhe, zi dertsaylen...
First line (Yiddish):איך קען אַ מעשׂהלע, נישט קײן פֿרעלעכע, זי דערצײלען...
Language: Yiddish

On album: T-005(c) (Chaim Towber, The Singing Poet Songs To Remember -- לידער צו געדענקען)
Track ID: 3014
Artist Tauber, Chaim Shmuel (Shami) טױבער, חיים שמואל (שמאי)
First line: Ikh ken a maysele, nisht keyn freylekhe, zi dertsaylen...
First line (Yiddish):איך קען אַ מעשׂהלע, נישט קײן פֿרעלעכע, זי דערצײלען...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: Yiddish

On album: Y-009(a) (Juddish Songs For Sara Yaron (Sklarski) -- האַרציקע ייִדיש פֿאָלקס לידער געזונגען פֿון...שׂרה ירון (סקלאַרסקי))
Track ID: 3015
Artist Yaron, Sara (Sklarski) ירון, שׂרה (סקלאַרסקי)
First line: Ikh ken a maysele, nisht keyn freylekhe, zi dertsaylen...
First line (Yiddish):איך קען אַ מעשׂהלע, נישט קײן פֿרעלעכע, זי דערצײלען...
Language: Yiddish

Title: Falende Bleter -- פֿאַלענדע בלעטער
Author: Liessin, Avrom -- ליעסין, אַבֿרהם
Composer: Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Genre: Literary Origin
Subject: Seasons/Autumn/Leaves/Melancholy/Spring/Life/
Origin: Alb B-003

Sheet music:


Folder: 259
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: English/Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 64 Second Ave, New York, NY
Date: 1923
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 52
First line: Vos hudzen di gele, di falende bleter, ven s'shpilt zikh...
First line (Yiddish): וואָס הודזען די געלע, די פֿאַלענדע בלעטער, ווען ס'שפֿילט זיך...
Notes: Brown lettering, English/Yiddish. Price 40 cents. Six verses in Yiddish on back cover.

Recording:


On album: B-003(c) (A Concert of Jewish Music by Sidor Belarsky)
Track ID: 5072
Artist Belarsky, Sidor -- בעלאַרסקי, סידאָר
Author Liessin, Avrom -- ליעסין, אַבֿרהם
Composer Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)

Title: Hot Rakhmones -- האָט רחמנות
Author: Frug, Shimon Shmuel -- פֿרוג, שמעון שמואל
Composer: Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Genre: Literary Origin/Lament
Subject: Mercy/Relief/Help/Fear/Hunger/Helplessness/Pogrom
Origin: Frug 48/Levin N 119
Transliteration: Levin N 119
Music: Levin N 119
Additional song notes: Have Pity

Sheet music:


Folder: 99
Series: 4
Arranged for: Piano/Voice
Translator: Margolis, H.
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration/English
Publisher: Joseph P. Katz
Publisher address: 191 East Broadway, New York
Date: 1915
Provenance: Gift of Robert & Molly Freedman, 1996
First line: Shtromen blut un taykhn trern, zidn flisn tif un..
First line (Yiddish): שטראַמען בלוט און טײַכן טרערן, זידן פֿליסן טיף...
Notes: Cover framed by lattice design. "Gewidmet Poale Zion Gesangs Verein of Newark" 20 cents net, no discount.

Recording:


On album: G-013(d)1 (Song of the Golden Land Lectures 01 and 02)
Track ID: 6858
Artist Gorovets, Emil (Rakhmil) Iakovlevich -- גאָראָװעץ, עמיל
Piano Gunther, William
Narration Katzman, Dr. Jacob
First line: Shtromen blut un taykhn trern, zidn flisn tif un breyt;
First line:שטראָמען בלוט און טײַכן טרערן שידן פֿליסן טיף און ברײט...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: From Songs of the Golden Land lecture series

Title: Feld Klangen -- פֿעלד קלאַנגען
Author: Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Composer: Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Genre: Literary Origin
Subject: Havest/Fields/Crops/Nature/Earth/Sounds

Sheet music:


Folder: 213
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Translator: Ketempass, Boris (Hebrew)
Texts: Yiddish/Hebrew/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 64 Second Ave, New York, NY
Date: 1932
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal/ R&MF
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 9
First line: Arbet, arbet shnayt di zangen fun di koses hert di klangen..
First line (Yiddish): אַרבעט, אַרבעט, שנייַט די זאַנגען פֿון די קאָסעס הערט די קלאַנגען
Notes: Cover: Yiddish lettering with graphics of grass and tiny flowers. English title; Field Echoes. Hebrew version by ì Boris Ketempad). Price 35 cents. For voice and ì piano. WARNING: This number can not be broadcast on the air ì without the permission of the copyright owner. (Yiddish word "koses" translated as "scythe" ) Two copies

Title: Yom Kipur Tsu Minkhe -- יום כּפּור צו מנחה
Author: Rosenfeld, Morris -- ראָזענפֿעלד, מאָריס
Composer: Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Genre: Literary Origin
Subject: Yom Kipur/Sadness/Fatigue/Foreboding

Sheet music:


Folder: 241
Series: 4
Arranged for: Mixed Chorus/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/English/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 58 Second Ave. New York, NY
Date: 1928
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 35
First line: Yom Kipur tsu Minkhe, der umet is groys...
First line (Yiddish): יום כפּור צו מנחה דער אומוט איז גויס, די ריינע נשמות-ליכט...
Notes: Small booklet, Yiddish/English/Hebrew. Price 30 cents.

Title: Di Alte Harf -- די אַלטע האַרף
Author: Peretz, Yitskhok Leybush -- פּרץ, יצחק לײבוש
Composer: Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Genre: Literary Origin
Subject: Ancient Hqrp/Dusty/Silenced

Sheet music:


Folder: 504
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Translator: Brody, Alter (English)
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 64 Second Ave, New York, NY
Date: 1952
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 245
First line: Fargesen un fershtoybt ligt di alte harf…
First line (Yiddish): ...פֿאַרגעסן און פֿאַרשטויבט ליגט די אָלטע האַרף
Notes: Black lettering, Yiddish/English. Price 50 cents. Sketch of old harp within lettering on front cover. Three verses in Yiddish inside front cover.

Other tracks with this artist


Title: Niet Niet Nie Chotchoo
Author: Traditional
Genre: Folk/Russian Gypsy
Subject: Maiden refusing to give up the pleasures of youth.
Song Comment: Title translates: "No, No, I Do Not Want."
On album: A-051(a) (Louis Alter Echoes of Old Russia)
Track ID: 32980
Arranger Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Bass-baritone soloist Cassen, Gerald
Orchestra Louis Alter and His Balalaika Orchestra
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: Russian
Style: Concert

Title: Ikh Zing Nor Far Dir -- איך זינג נאָר פֿאַר דיר
On album: R-027(a) (William Royal sings Romantic Music of the Jewish Theatre)
Track ID: 7255
Author Rosenfeld, Morris -- ראָזענפֿעלד, מאָריס
Composer Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
Artist Royal, William
First line: Ikh zing nit far keyem, ikh zing nor far dir,
First line:איך זינג ניט פֿאַר קײנעם, איך זינג נאָר פֿאַר דיר,
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)

Title: Mazl Tov (Der Eybershter Iz Der Mekhutn) -- מזל־טובֿ (דער אייבערשטער איז דער מחותּן)
Also known as: Der Eybershter Iz Der Mekhutn
Genre: Folk/Metaphor
Subject: Torah/Bride/Moses/Matchmaker/Israel/Groom/Engagement/Sinai
Transliteration: Kremer 44
Additional song notes: Published under title "Maseltof"/God is an "in-law (mekhutn)"

Related information in folder 723:On album: G-042(c) (Moshe Ganchoff Jewish Melodies)
Track ID: 20316
Vocal Ganchoff, Khazn Moyshe -- גאַנשאַף, חזן משה
Conductor Saslavsky, Nicholas L. -- סאַסלאַװסקי, נ. ל.
Arranger Lefkowitch, Henry -- לעפֿקאָװיטש, הענרי
First line: Der Eybeshter iz der mekhutn, di Toyre iz di Kale, Moyshe...
First line (Yiddish):דער אײבערשטער איז דער מחותן, די תּורה איז די כּלה, משה...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert

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