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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 76-100 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-100 of 109 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kremer, Isa," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113661.

Kremer, Isa. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113661.

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

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

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