Joseph Cherniavsky

Joseph Cherniavsky (Yiddish: יוסף טשערניאַװסקי) (c. 1890-1959) was a Jewish American cellist, theatre and film composer, orchestra director, and recording artist. He wrote for the Yiddish theatre, made some of the earliest novelty recordings mixing American popular music, Jazz and klezmer in the mid-1920s, was also musical director at Universal Studios in 1928-1929, and had a long career in radio and musical theatre.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1890 (Lubny), Died 1959

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, director, cello, songwriter, lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27191 10-in. 11/29/1922 Kabtzen wie kriechsti Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27201 10-in. 12/4/1922 Tanz, gesang un wein William Robyn Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Victor B-27206 10-in. 12/4/1922 Schatushka Jacob Jacobs ; Bessie Weissman Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-32155 12-in. 7/6/1925 Kaddish of my ancestry Dmitri Dobkin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-32155 12-in. 3/13/1925 The kaddisch (Of my country) Dmitri Dobkin Male vocal solo, with violin, harp, and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33871 10-in. 11/16/1925 Der Yiddisher march Joseph Cherniavsky ; Yiddish American Jazz Band Orchestra director, composer  
Victor BVE-33872 10-in. 11/16/1925 Kalle bezetzens un a freilachs Joseph Cherniavsky ; Yiddish American Jazz Band Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-33873 10-in. 11/16/1925 Chasene niginim Joseph Cherniavsky ; Yiddish American Jazz Band Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-33874 10-in. 11/16/1925 Noch havdolo beim rebin Joseph Cherniavsky ; Yiddish American Jazz Band Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-33877 10-in. 11/17/1925 Oy, vai, Titina Joseph Cherniavsky ; Yiddish American Jazz Band Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-33878 10-in. 11/17/1925 Chasidim un misnagdim Joseph Cherniavsky ; Yiddish American Jazz Band Orchestra composer, director  
Victor BVE-33879 10-in. 11/17/1925 Dem zaden's tanz Joseph Cherniavsky ; Yiddish American Jazz Band Orchestra director, composer  
Victor BVE-33928 10-in. 11/17/1925 Machetunim tanz Joseph Cherniavsky ; Yiddish American Jazz Band Orchestra director, composer  
Victor BS-045986 10-in. 1/24/1940 You're first on Second Avenue Enoch Light Orchestra ; Peggy Mann Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1920-11-15-04] Not documented 11/15/1920 The Jewish tears Joseph Cherniavsky Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Columbia [W]147078 10-in. 9/27/1928 Lonesome Danny Meyers Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer  
Columbia 88459 10-in. approximately April 1922 Der dibek forshpil (דבוק פאָרשפיעל) Philip Greenberg Clarinet solo, with string orchestra composer  
Columbia 88460 10-in. 1922 Di dibuk khasene (די דיבוק חתונה) Joseph Cherniavsky Cello solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, cello, composer  
Columbia 88461 10-in. approximately April 1922 Dem tzadik's lied N.Y. Yiddish Art Theatre Chorus ; Morris Schwartz Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus composer  
Columbia 88462 10-in. April 1922 Der batlonim tants (דער בטלנים טאַנץ) N.Y. Yiddish Art Theatre Chorus ; Morris Schwartz Male vocal solo, with chorus and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 88885 10-in. approximately November 1922 Tants, gezang un vayn (טענץ, געזאַנג און וויין) Abraham Rosenstein Male vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 88886 10-in. approximately November 1922 Der troym fun libe (דער טרוים פון ליעבע) Abraham Rosenstein Male vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 89052 10-in. approximately February 1923 Der gazlen baym telefon (דער גזלן ביים טעלעפאָן) Ludwig Satz Comic scene composer  
Columbia 89053 10-in. approximately February 1923 Ikh vil nit geyn in kheyder (איך וויל ניט געהן אין חדר) Ludwig Satz Comic scene composer  
Columbia 89248 10-in. approximately May 1923 Der dzhonk pedler (דער דזשאָנק פּעלדער) Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cherniavsky, Joseph," accessed February 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110240.

Cherniavsky, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110240.

"Cherniavsky, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 February 2024.

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