Look up artist Ostroff, Oscar


Name: Ostroff, Oscar
Name (Yiddish): אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Born: July 28, 1904 (Kisheniv, Bessarabia)
Note: Born Yehusha Ostritski/ Emigrated to US in 1923

Songs written or composed


Title: Beserabia (Triling) -- בעסעראַביאַ (טרילונג)
Author: Ostroff, Oscar -- אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Composer: Trilling, Ilya -- טרילינג, יליאַ
Genre: Place
Subject: Bessarabia/Place/Return/Memory
Additional song notes: Liner notes on Alb Y-006(a) credits Yablakoff with text. Liner notes on Alb F-020(a) credit Fuld and Kolesnifoff with lyrics and music.

Recordings:


On album: F-020(a) (Leo Fuld)
Track ID: 2283
Composer/Artist Fuld, Leo -- פֿולד, לעאָ
Violin Behr, Benny
Artist Schaeffer, Pi., orch cond & arr
First line: Ikh benk nokh beserabia, vayl es iz mikh...gevezn gut,
First line (Yiddish):איך בענק נאָך בעסעראַביע, װײַל עס איז מיך...געװעזן גוט,
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: Yiddish

On album: Y-006(a) (Herman Yablakoff In Concert At The Yiddish Theatre)
Track ID: 2286
Author/Artist Yablakoff, Herman -- יאַבלאַקאָף, הערמאַן
First line: Ikh benk nokh beserabia, vayl...fargesn keyn mol neyn,
First line (Yiddish):איך בענק נאָך בעסעראַביע, װײַל...פֿאַרגעסן קײן מאָל נײַן,
Track comment: Part of potpourri.
Language: Yiddish
Style: Fragment

Title: Dos Oybershte Fun Shtoysl -- דאָס אַױבערשטע פֿון שטױסל
Author: Ostroff, Oscar -- אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Composer: Secunda, Sholom -- סעקונדאַ, שלום
Genre: Theater/Love
Subject: Marriage/Home
Transliteration: Alb L-002(a)
Translation: Alb L-002(a)

Sheet music:


Folder: 599
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 58 Second Ave. New York, NY
Date: 1940
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 339
First line: Kh'vel far dir mayn tsirele oyf boyen a sheyn direle..
First line (Yiddish): כ'וועל פֿאַר דיר מײַן צירעלע, אויפֿבויען אַ שיין דירעלע,
Notes: Black lettering, Yiddish/English. Photo of Sholom Secunda. Price 30 cents. Yiddish lyrics on back cover.

Recordings:


On album: F-027(b) (Myriam Fuks)
Track ID: 21474
Vocal Fuks, Myriam
First line: Ikh vel far dir, mayn Tsirele, boyen a sheyn shtibele,
First line (Yiddish):איך װעל פֿאַר דיר, מײַן צירעלע, בױען אַ שײן שטיבעלע,
Track comment: Credited to Lebedeff -Recorded under "Vayl Ikh Hob Dikh Lib"
Language: Yiddish

On album: 043r (Lebedeff, Aaron/ Rumenye, Rumenye/ Dos Oybershte Fun Shtoysl)
Track ID: 30023
Vocal Lebedeff, Aaron -- לעבעדאָװ, אהרן
First line: Ikh vel far dir, mayn Tsirele, boyen a sheyn shtibele,
First line (Yiddish):איך װעל פֿאַר דיר, מײַן צירעלע, בױען אַ שײן שטיבעלע,
Language: Yiddish

On album: L-002(a) (Aaron Lebedoff Sings Rumania, Rumania and other Yiddish...)
Track ID: 4128
Vocal Lebedeff, Aaron -- לעבעדאָװ, אהרן
Conductor Orchestra Secunda, Sholom -- סעקונדאַ, שלום
First line: Ikh vel far dir, mayn Tsirele, boyen a sheyn shtibele,
First line (Yiddish):איך װעל פֿאַר דיר, מײַן צירעלע, בױען אַ שײן שטיבעלע,
Language: Yiddish

On album: L-002(d) (Ludwig Satz & Aaron Lebedeff Sing...Greatest Theatre Hits)
Track ID: 4129
Vocal Lebedeff, Aaron -- לעבעדאָװ, אהרן
Conductor Orchestra Secunda, Sholom -- סעקונדאַ, שלום
First line: Ikh vel far dir, mayn Tsirele, boyen a sheyn shtibele,
First line (Yiddish):איך װעל פֿאַר דיר, מײַן צירעלע, בױען אַ שײן שטיבעלע,
Track comment: Recorded under title "Ikh Hob Dikh Lib".
Language: Yiddish

On album: L-002(g) (The Best of Aaron Lebedeff)
Track ID: 4130
Artist Lebedeff, Aaron -- לעבעדאָװ, אהרן
Conductor Orchestra Secunda, Sholom -- סעקונדאַ, שלום
First line: Ikh vel far dir, mayn Tsirele, boyen a sheyn shtibele,
First line (Yiddish):איך װעל פֿאַר דיר, מײַן צירעלע, בױען אַ שײן שטיבעלע,
Language: Yiddish

Title: Mayn Tayere Kh'hob Dikh Lib -- מײַן טײַערע כ'האָב דיך ליב
Also known as: Mayn Tayere
Author: Ostroff, Oscar -- אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Author: Ostroff, Oscar -- אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Composer: Trilling, Ilya -- טרילינג, יליאַ
Composer: Trilling, Ilya -- טרילינג, יליאַ
Genre: Theater
Subject: Love/Adoration/Joy
Origin: SM 373
Transliteration: SM 373
Music: SM 373
Additional song notes: My Precious, I Love You

Sheet music:


Folder: 373
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 64 Second Ave, New York, NY
Date: 1938
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 150
First line: Mayn tayere kh'hob dikh lib mit a libe getlikh raykh…
First line (Yiddish): מייַן טייַערע, כ'האָב דיך ליב מיט אַ ליבע דעטליך רייַך,
Notes: Blue lettering, Yiddish/English, Two beautiful songs in one folder: Mayn Tayere and Dem Tatens Zindale. Photo inserts of Ilya Trilling (Music) and Oscar Ostroff ( Lyrics) on front cover. "As sung by the eminent stars Herman Yablokoff, Bella Mysell, Jan Bart and many others". Recorded by Jan Bart on Columbia record 8230F. Price 35 cents. Yiddish words on back cover.

Recordings:


On album: M-021(a) (Raisins and Almonds Benny Michel and his Orchestra)
Track ID: 10011
Artist: Michal, Benny and Orch
First line: Mayn tayere, k'hob dikh lib, mit a libe getlikh reyn,
First line:מײַן טײַערע, כ'דיך ליב, מיט אַ ליבע געטליך רײן,

On album: Y-006(a) (Herman Yablakoff In Concert At The Yiddish Theatre)
Track ID: 10012
Author/Artist Yablakoff, Herman -- יאַבלאַקאָף, הערמאַן
First line: Mayn tayere, k'hob dikh lib, mit a libe getlikh reyn,
First line:מײַן טײַערע, כ'דיך ליב, מיט אַ ליבע געטליך רײן,
Track comment: Part of Potpourri, Lyrics credited to Yablakoff on album

On album: A-027(a) (Bruce Adler An Evening At The Yiddish Theatre… -- ..)
Track ID: 10013
Vocal Adler, Bruce
Artist: Golden Land Klezmer Orchestra
Conductor Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
First line: Mayn tayere, k'hob dikh lib, mit a libe getlikh reyn,
First line:מײַן טײַערע, כ'דיך ליב, מיט אַ ליבע געטליך רײן,
Track comment: with "Du Shaynst Vi Di Zun" Same as "Mayn Tayere"

On album: B-087(a) (Henry Berman: 1945-1948 -- חיים בערמאַן: 1948-1945)
Track ID: 30781
Vocal/Additional English lyrics Berman, Henry -- בערמאַן, חיים
First line: Mayn tayere kh'hob dikh lib mit a libe getlekh reyn,
First line:מײַן טײַערע, כ'האָב דיך ליב, מיט אַ ליבע געטלעך רײן
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: Yiddish/English
Style: Theatre

On album: K-035(f) (Pete Sokolow / A Living Tradition)
Track ID: 36318
Piano/Synthesizer/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Alto & Tenor Saxes Sokolow, Pete -- סוקולוב, פּסח
First line: Mayn tayere kh'hob dikh lib mit a libe getlekh reyn,
First line:מײַן טײַערע, כ'דיך ליב, מיט אַ ליבע געטליך רײן,
Style: Pop/Instrumental/Klezmer
Length: 2:55

Title: Mayn Fidl (Triling) -- מײַן פֿידל (טרילינג)
Author: Trilling, Ilya -- טרילינג, יליאַ
Composer: Ostroff, Oscar -- אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Genre: Theater/Lament
Subject: Lonliness/Fiddle/Melody

Sheet music:


Folder: 362
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 64 Second Ave, New York, NY
Date: 1942
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 138
First line: Nakht farhilt in shvartz flotert shtil a hartz…
Notes: Red lettering, Yiddish/English. Round photo insert of Ilia Trilling. Song dedicated "To my beloved son Adolph". Price 30 cents.

Title: Dem Tatns Zindale -- דעם טאַטנס זינדעלע
Author: Ostroff, Oscar -- אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Composer: Trilling, Ilya -- טרילינג, יליאַ
Genre: Theater
Subject: Father/Son/Pride/Friendship
Origin: SM 375
Transliteration: SM 375
Music: SM 375
Additional song notes: Father's Little Son

Sheet music:


Folder: 375
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Metro Music Co.
Publisher address: 64 Second Ave, New York, NY
Date: 1938
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 150
First line: Dem tatns zindale brengt dem tatn nakhes…
First line (Yiddish): דעם טאַטנס זינדעלע ברענדט דעם טאַטן מחת,
Notes: Blue lettering, English/Yiddish. 2 beautiful songs in folder: Mayn Tayere and Dem Tatns Zindale. "As sung by the eminent stars Herman Yablakoff & Jan Bart. Photo inserts of Ilia Trilling (Music) and Oscar Ostroff ( Lyrics). Price 35 cents. Yiddish words on back cover.

Title: Du Aleyn -- דו אַליין
Author: Ostroff, Oscar -- אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Composer: Trilling, Ilya -- טרילינג, יליאַ
Genre: Theater/Romance
Subject: Love
Additional song notes: From Triling's musical "Give Me Back My Heart".

Sheet music:


Folder: 725
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Trio Press, Inc.
Publisher address: 37 East 18th St. New York, NY
Date: 1937
Provenance: Schper-Rosenthal Sheet Music Collection, Gift of Faye & Jerry Rosenthal
Mel & Shrifra Gold Project, NYBC Catlg #: 571
First line: Darfst nit zorgn mer nit, fargis keyn treren….
First line (Yiddish): דאַרפֿסט מיט זאָרגן מער ניט, פֿאָרגיס קיין טרערן…
Notes: Bright green lettering, Yiddish/English. "Only You as sung by Herman Yablokoff, Bella Mysel and Max Kletter in Ilia Trilling's new musical spectacle 'Give Me Back My Heart''. Now playing at the National Theatre, 2nd Ave at Houston Street, New York. Two verses in Yiddish on back cover. Cast of Characters in Yiddish and English on back cover.

Title: Getraye Libe -- געטרײַע ליבע
Author: Ostroff, Oscar -- אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Composer: Dubrow, William -- דובראָוו, וויליאַם
Genre: Theater/Love
Subject: True Love/Irreplaceable

Sheet music:


Folder: 846
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Trio Press, Inc.
Publisher address: 28 E. 4th St. New York, NY
Date: 1931
Provenance: Gift of Gail Morrison Hall
First line: In yedn menshns lebn zenen faran teg tribe…
Notes: Dark blue lettering, English/Yiddish. Photos of Oscar Ostroff, Willian Dubrow and Pincus Lavenda. Distributed by William Dubrow 420 South Street, Phila. PA. Price 35 cents. Yiddish text on back cover.

Title: Ikh Vil Zolst Visn -- איך וויל זאַלסט וויסן
Author: Ostroff, Oscar -- אָסטראָף, אָסקאַר
Composer: Solomon, Sam
Genre: Theater/Lament
Subject: Mother/Son/Separation/Memory/Longing
Origin: SM 1323
Transliteration: SM 1323
Music: SM 1323
Additional song notes: I want you to know

Sheet music:


Folder: 1323
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: Yiddish/Transliteration
Publisher: Trio Press
Publisher address: 37 East 18th Street, New York
Date: 1944
Provenance: Gift of Debra Rasansky, March 2017
First line: Ven libe fraynt tssheydn zikh iz di benkshaft groys un plogt
First line (Yiddish): ווען ליבע פֿרײַנט צושיידן זיך איז די בענקשאַפֿט גרויס און פּלאָגט דאָס האַרץ..
Notes: Cover: Photo Inserts of Sam Solomon, Oscar Ostroff and Syemour Rechzeit

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