Rhea Silberstein (Pocahontas, Virginia, April 19, 1900 - New York City, 1959) was a Yiddish song composer and teacher of singing. Her 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) 1919 and Yossele Rosenblatt (Victrola 9011-A) 1926. The song "Yom Kippur" was recorded by Dorothy Jardon (Brunswick 20037-B) 1922, and "Beloved" by Rosa Ponselle.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 19th, 1900, Died December 6th, 1959
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1926
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Silberta, Rhéa," accessed September 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109512.
Silberta, Rhéa. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109512.
"Silberta, Rhéa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 September 2020.
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