Rhéa Silberta

Rhea Silberstein (Pocahontas, Virginia, April 19, 1900 - New York City, 1959), known professionally as Rhea Silberta, was a Yiddish song composer and teacher of singing.

Silberta's best known songs were written with her father and teacher Herman Silberstein. Her best known song "Yohrzeit" (Herman B. Silbershtein) was recorded by Sophie Braslau (Victrola 74595) in 1919 and Yossele Rosenblatt (Victrola 9011-A) in 1926. The song "Yom Kippur" was recorded by Dorothy Jardon (Brunswick 20037-B) in 1922, and "Beloved" by Rosa Ponselle. She gave a series of public lectures on music at the Plaza Hotel in 1928.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 19, 1900, Died December 6, 1959

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-23038 12-in. 6/27/1919 Yohrzeit Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-32852 10-in. 6/1/1925 Beloved Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34986 12-in. 4/2/1926 Yohrzeit Josef Rosenblatt Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 59596 12-in. approximately 1919 Yohrzeit (Kaddish) Moses Ganopolsky Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick X4400 12-in. approximately Oct. 1920 Jahrzeit Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick X8432-X8433 12-in. approximately July 1922 Yom Kippur Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Silberta, Rhéa," accessed June 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109512.

Silberta, Rhéa. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109512.

"Silberta, Rhéa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109512

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