Elias Breeskin

Elias Breeskin (Russian: Элиас Бреескин; Ukrainian: Еліас Бреескін; 1896 – May 9, 1969) was a violinist, composer and conductor.

Elias was born on October 25, 1895 in Yekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk), a small village in the Yekaterinoslav Governorate of the Russian Empire, now part of Ukraine, which has now morphed into the industrial city of Dnipropetrovsk, with over a million inhabitants. The dam on the Dneiper River, shown on the film Doctor Zhivago, is in this city.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1896 (Dnipro), Died May 9th, 1969 (Mexico City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1913-12-08-01] Not documented 12/8/1913 Canzonetta Elias Breeskin Violin solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick [Br cat 20284-a] 12-in. approximately late 1918 Caprice viennois Elias Breeskin Violin solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick [Br cat 20284-b] 12-in. approximately late 1918 Serenade Elias Breeskin Violin solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 2980 10-in. approximately Oct. 1919 Elégie Elias Breeskin ; Archer Chamlee Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 3432 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Minuet in "G" Elias Breeskin ; Rudolph Gruen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 3539 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Souvenir poétique Elias Breeskin ; Rudolph Gruen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 3579 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Serenade Elias Breeskin ; Rudolph Gruen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 3598 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Old folks at home Elias Breeskin ; Virginia Rea Female vocal solo, with violin obbligato instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 3651 10-in. approximately Feb. 1920 Caprice "Yankee Doodle" Elias Breeskin ; Rudolph Gruen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 3654 10-in. approximately Feb. 1920 Cavatina Elias Breeskin ; Rudolph Gruen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 3694 10-in. approximately Feb. 1920 Hebrew melody and dance Elias Breeskin Violin solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 4642 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 The old refrain Elias Breeskin Violin solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 4983 10-in. approximately Jan. 1921 The old refrain Elias Breeskin ; Arthur Loesser Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 4984 10-in. approximately Jan. 1921 Serenade Elias Breeskin ; Rudolph Gruen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 5145 10-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Serenade espagnole Elias Breeskin Violin solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 7224 10-in. approximately Jan. 1922 From the canebreak Josef Bonime ; Elias Breeskin Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 7410 10-in. approximately Feb. 1922 Simple confession Josef Bonime ; Elias Breeskin Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick 3595-3596 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Souvenir poétique Elias Breeskin Violin solo instrumentalist, violin  
Edison 2651 10-in. 12/22/1913 Adoration Elias Breeskin Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Edison 2652 10-in. 12/22/1913 Canzonetta [no.] 1 in G Elias Breeskin Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Edison 2860 10-in. Mar. 1914 Berceuse no. 2 Elias Breeskin Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Edison 5803 10-in. 9/21/1917 Traumerei Elias Breeskin Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Edison 5804 10-in. 9/21/1917 Canzonetta Elias Breeskin ; Robert Gayler Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Breeskin, Elias," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113246.

Breeskin, Elias. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113246.

"Breeskin, Elias." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

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