Isidore Lillian

Isidore Lillian (Yiddish: איזידאָר ליליען Izidor Lilien) (c. 1882 - 1960) was an actor, songwriter, playwright, and composer who was a leading figure in the New York Yiddish Theatre for the first half of the twentieth century. He wrote hundreds of songs for the theatre which were performed by such actors as Boris Thomashefsky, David Kessler and Jacob Adler, as well as by Lillian himself.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 7, 1882 (Rzeszów), Died August 27, 1960 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, speaker, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13324 10-in. 5/19/1913 What is the world without a child Simon Paskal Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13326 10-in. 5/19/1913 Herring and potatoes Simon Paskal Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13327 10-in. 5/19/1913 Shulphen Simon Paskal Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17954 10-in. 7/6/1916 Beizir zich nit Mendel Gus Goldstein ; Anna Hoffman Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-18644 10-in. 10/31/1916 Mendel bizt asheiner Gus Goldstein ; Anna Hoffman Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-18663 10-in. 11/8/1916 Der feter Bennie Zeidman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-19258 10-in. 3/8/1917 Litvak and Galicianer Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19719 10-in. 4/27/1917 Mine wife Jacob Jacobs Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19929 10-in. 5/22/1917 Telebende veirt asoldat Telebende Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21111 10-in. 11/22/1917 Hot nit chosena Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21589 10-in. 3/19/1918 Chad gadyo Jacob Jacobs Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21590 10-in. 3/19/1918 Wen die bois welen komen zurik Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-21823 10-in. 5/3/1918 Fish in zisen Morris Tuchband Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21862 10-in. 5/17/1918 Goodbye Kaiser Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21863 10-in. 5/17/1918 Agris fin de trenches Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22012 10-in. 6/14/1918 Mein weib is in der country, hurray William Schwartz Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22870 10-in. 5/26/1919 A kind un a heim Naum Coster Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-23868 10-in. 3/26/1920 Tzipka Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23870 10-in. 3/26/1920 Der zadi in Amerika Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23871 10-in. 3/26/1920 De Yiddisha shimmy Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24099 10-in. 6/24/1920 War tax Jacob Jacobs Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24201 10-in. 6/24/1920 Nisht tu de zeiten fin amule Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24226 10-in. 7/9/1920 Avruhom Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26079 10-in. 2/8/1922 Mein weib shelpt sich mit Julius Nathanson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26422 10-in. 4/20/1922 In a klein shtiebele William Robyn Orchestra, with harp, celeste, and orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lillian, Isidore," accessed June 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111753.

Lillian, Isidore. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111753.

"Lillian, Isidore." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 June 2022.

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