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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 (Results 26-50 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 109 records)

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113661

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