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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 51-75 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 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.

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

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