Abe Schwartz

Abe Schwartz (1881–1963) was a well-known klezmer musician of the 1920s.

Schwartz was born outside of Bucharest, Romania, and moved to the United States in 1899. He soon distinguished himself as a talented arranger and composer of music, as well as a violinist, pianist, and bandleader.

The famous klezmer clarinetist Naftule Brandwein played for a time in Schwartz's ensemble, notably on popular songs like Brandwein's own "Firn Di Mekhutonim Aheym" (Leading the In-Laws Home) and Schwartz's "Di Grine Kuzine" (The Greenhorn Cousin). These compositions are still played today by klezmer revivalists.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1881 (Romania), Died 1963

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, lyricist, arranger, violin

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26238 10-in. 3/7/1922 Dus zekele mit koilen Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26328 10-in. 5/1/1922 Der griener kosinn Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-26329 10-in. 5/1/1922 Shepe nit Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26907 10-in. 9/28/1922 Die Yiddishe fohn Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-26936 10-in. 10/6/1922 Packelach Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27076 10-in. 11/14/1922 Der freilicher Shabes Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Victor B-27593 10-in. 3/6/1923 Die hailigi liebe Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27607 10-in. 2/19/1923 Mamenue lubenue Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28143 10-in. 6/22/1923 Ich bin shoin a meidel in die yuren Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28692 10-in. 10/26/1923 Tsruliks hofnung Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28693 10-in. 10/26/1923 Die Roumanischer chasena Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36798 10-in. 12/6/1926 Nor gelebt, nor gelacht Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia 38763 10-in. 4/4/1913 Mame iz gegangen in mark (מאמע איז געגאנגען אין מארק) Elenkrig's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W141417 10-in. 12/19/1925 Lost hope waltz Petite Concert Orchestra Orchestra leader, arranger  
Columbia W141418 10-in. 12/19/1925 Golden love Petite Concert Orchestra Orchestra leader, arranger  
Columbia 85046 10-in. Apr. 1919 Russkīĭ kazak (Русскій казак) Russky Narodny Orkestr Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia 85047 10-in. either 1918 or 1919 Odesа (אָדעסאַ) Abe Schwartz's Orchestra Orchestra leader  
Columbia 85099 10-in. approximately April 1919 Simkhes Toyre nokh di hakofes (שמחת תורה נאָך די הקפות) Abe Schwartz's Orchestra Orchestra leader  
Columbia 85100 10-in. approximately April 1919 Mazltov, mekhutonim (מזל טוב, מחותנים) Abe Schwartz's Orchestra Orchestra leader  
Columbia 85101 10-in. either 1918 or 1919 Besarabye hangi (בעסאַראַביאַ האַנגי) Abe Schwartz's Orchestra Orchestra leader  
Columbia 85669 10-in. Nov. 1919 Khosn kale tants (חתן כלה טאַנץ) Abe Schwartz's Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia 85670 10-in. Nov. 1919 Vivat far di mekhutonim (וויוואַט פאַר די מחותנים) Abe Schwartz's Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia 85671 10-in. Nov. 1919 Rebe hot geheysn freylekh zayn (רבי האָט געהייסען פרעהליך זיין) Abe Schwartz's Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia 85674 10-in. Nov. 1919 Tants far ale mekhutonim (טאַנץ פאַר אלע מחותנים) Abe Schwartz's Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia 86173 10-in. April 1920 Alle in einem Abe Schwartz's Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schwartz, Abe," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110225.

Schwartz, Abe. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110225.

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