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Isa Kremer

Isabelle Yakovlevna Kremer (21 October 1887 – 7 July 1956) was a soprano of Russian Jewish descent who at various times of her life held citizenship in Russia, the United States, and Argentina. She first drew notice as a teenager for her revolutionary poetry which was published in an Odessa newspaper. She began her professional singing career as an opera singer in Europe during the second decade of the 20th century. By the time of her relocation to the United States in 1924, she had abandoned her opera career in favor of performing as a concert soloist and recitalist.

As a recitalist Kremer not only sang works from the classical repertoire, but also performed folk music from a variety of countries and in many languages. She was possibly the first woman to perform Yiddish song on the concert stage. In 1927 she began performing as a vaudeville artist while continuing to perform extensively as a recitalist. In 1938, she moved to Argentina where she lived the last 18 years of her life. In 2000 her life was the subject of a television documentary entitled Isa Kremer: The People's Diva which was made for The Jewish Channel.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 21st, 1887 (Bălți), Died July 7th, 1956 (Córdoba)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 9675 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Chérie Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9714 10-in. Feb. 1923 Mandrulita Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9748 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Santa Lucia luntana Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick [9749a] approximately Jan. 1923 [Unknown title(s)] Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9313-9314 10-in. approximately Nov. 1922 A lied von a Feigele Kurt Hetzel ; Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9315-9316 10-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Lomir sich Iberbeiten Kurt Hetzel ; Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9321-9322 10-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Maseltof Kurt Hetzel ; Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9323-9324 10-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Die Poiliche Juden Kurt Hetzel ; Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9325-9326 10-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Swesda Kurt Hetzel ; Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9327-9328 10-in. approximately Nov. 1922 Chitarrata napolitana Kurt Hetzel ; Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9692-9693 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Marechiare Kurt Hetzel ; Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9694-9695 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Machetunem Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9709-9710 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Catarina Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9711-9712 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Haskele Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9723-9724 approximately Jan. 1923 [Unknown title(s)] Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9725-9726 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Die Mezinke Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9883-9884 10-in. Feb. 1923 A Wiegelied Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9885-9886 10-in. Feb. 1923 Léle léle lélişoara Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9895-9899 10-in. 2/10/1923 Egia mola Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 9896-9897 10-in. 2/10/1923 The Kleftman Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick X10508-X10509 12-in. 4/28/1923 Hopak Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick X10510-X10511 12-in. 4/28/1923 Madame Loulou Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10512-10513 10-in. 4/28/1923 Dwie gitare Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano and violin vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10514-10515 10-in. 4/28/1923 Tröika Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano and violin vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10516-10517 10-in. 4/28/1923 Leissia Leissia Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano and violin vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10518-10519 10-in. 4/28/1923 Raspaschol Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano and violin vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10625-10626 10-in. 5/12/1923 Schein bin ich schein Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10627-10628 10-in. 5/12/1923 Der philosopp Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10629-10630 10-in. 5/12/1923 Mlava Malke Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10631-10633 10-in. 5/12/1923 A meidel in die Turen Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10634-10635 10-in. 5/12/1923 Korobuschka Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano and violin vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10636-10637 10-in. 5/12/1923 Scharabem Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano and violin vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10638-10639 10-in. 5/12/1923 Feni nunuveschavo Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano and violin vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 10640-10641 10-in. 5/12/1923 Nu zelui Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano and violin vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 12200-12201 10-in. 1/2/1924 Sug mir du schein meidele Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 12202-12203 10-in. 1/2/1924 Duschecka dievisa Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 12204-12205 10-in. 1/2/1924 Sinitschka Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 12206-12207 10-in. 1/2/1924 A yungele von Poilen Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 14240-14241 10-in. 11/18/1924 Russia Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 14242-14243 10-in. 11/18/1924 Ush ya moloda Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 14244-14245 10-in. 11/18/1924 Die baike Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 14246-14247 10-in. 11/18/1924 Lechaim Rebenu Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 14253-14255 10-in. 11/19/1924 Kozak Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 14256-14257 10-in. 11/19/1924 Sialemproso Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 14258-14259 10-in. 11/19/1924 Matus moja matus Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 14648-14649 10-in. 11/18/1924 Trzej ptaszkowie Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15150-15152 10-in. 3/12/1925 Gdy w czystem polu Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15153-15154 10-in. 3/12/1925 Gos serdeena Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15155-15156 10-in. 3/12/1925 Oi gvalt, a ganef Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15172-15173 10-in. 3/13/1925 Yome, Yome Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15174-15175 10-in. 3/13/1925 Der alef bes Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15176-15178 10-in. 3/13/1925 Wos wet sajn mikojach burikes Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15221-15222 10-in. 3/18/1925 Ktoredy? Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15223-15224 10-in. 3/18/1925 Zyczenie Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15225-15226 10-in. 3/18/1925 Piesn wieczozna Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15227-15228 10-in. 3/18/1925 Gei ich mir shpatsirn Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15253-15254 10-in. 3/23/1925 Dumka Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15255-15256 10-in. 3/23/1925 A Maaseh Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15257-15258 10-in. 3/23/1925 Drei ingelach Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 15259-15261 10-in. 3/23/1925 Eins un eins Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19535 10-in. 6/10/1926 Stornelli montagnoli Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19319-E19320 10-in. 5/19/1926 Soil Ich sein a rov Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19321-E19322 10-in. 5/19/1926 Bist du mit mir broigis Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19323-E19324 10-in. 5/19/1926 Notte sul mare Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19325-E19326 10-in. 5/20/1926 Sladko piel dusha solovushko Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19327-E19328 10-in. 5/20/1926 Fohrt a Chossid’l Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19329-E19330 10-in. 5/20/1926 Meirke mein Sohn Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19355-E19356 10-in. 5/26/1926 Stornelli montagnoli Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19357-E19358 10-in. 5/26/1926 Bin ich mir a kale Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19359-E19360 10-in. 5/26/1926 Ush ti yagodka Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19529-E19530 10-in. 6/10/1926 Duschecka dievisa Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19531-E19532 10-in. 6/10/1926 Leig ich main Kepele Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E19533-E19534 10-in. 6/10/1926 Zyczenie Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22515-E22516 10-in. 4/19/1927 Korotchka Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22517-E22518 10-in. 4/19/1927 Balamuty Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22519-E22520 10-in. 4/19/1927 Reve ta stogne Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22521-E22522 10-in. 4/19/1927 Vijut vitry Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22766-E22767 10-in. 4/28/1927 Lebedinaja piesne Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22768-E22769 10-in. 4/28/1927 Stoit gora visokaya (A high mountain stands) Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22770-E22771 10-in. 4/28/1927 Oj kazala mene maty Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22943-E22944 10-in. 5/4/1927 A Yungele von Poilen Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22945-E22946 10-in. 5/4/1927 Geh ich mir shpatziren Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22947-E22948 10-in. 5/4/1927 Eins in eins Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E22949-E22950 10-in. 5/4/1927 Drei ingelach Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E23199-E23200 10-in. 5/17/1927 Oif ’n pripetchok Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E23201-E23202 10-in. 5/17/1927 A Maaseh Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E23203-E23204 10-in. 5/17/1927 Sha stil Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E23205-E23206 10-in. 5/17/1927 Oi, gvalt a Ganef Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E23207-E23208 10-in. 5/17/1927 Handzia Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with balalaika and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E23261-E23262 10-in. 5/19/1920 Schluf mein Feigele Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E23263-E23264 10-in. 5/19/1920 Dem Rabins mofsim Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E23265-E23267 10-in. 5/19/1920 W glos serdeczna Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E23268-E23270 10-in. 5/19/1920 Trzej ptaszkowie Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26637-E26638 10-in. 2/23/1928 Domir beide a Liebe spielen Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26639-E26640 10-in. 2/23/1928 Katzele Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26641-E26642 10-in. 2/23/1928 A shem hob ich gehal Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26643-E26644 10-in. 2/23/1928 Jamschick Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26661-E26662 10-in. 2/24/1928 Moskva Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26663-E26664 10-in. 2/24/1928 Divtchina i Kozak Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26665-E26666 10-in. 2/24/1928 Tropak Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26667-E26668 10-in. 2/24/1928 Klip-klap Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26673-E26674 10-in. 2/25/1928 Er hot mir zugesugt Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26675-E26676 10-in. 2/25/1928 Nein Mame Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26677-E26678 10-in. 2/25/1928 Sitz ich mir in Stubele Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26679-E26680 10-in. 2/25/1928 Oi Abrám Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26806-E26807 10-in. 3/5/1928 A Lied Funn a Feigele Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26808-E26809 10-in. 3/5/1928 Die Poilishe Yuden Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26810-E26811 10-in. 3/5/1928 Lomir sich iberbeiten Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E26812-E26813 10-in. 3/5/1928 Mazeltoff Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kremer, Isa," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113661.

Kremer, Isa. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113661.

"Kremer, Isa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

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