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Isa Kremer

Isabelle Yakovlevna Kremer (Russian: Изабелла Яковлевна Кремер; 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 21, 1887 (Bălți), Died July 7, 1956 (Córdoba)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

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Recordings (Results 101-109 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 101-109 of 109 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kremer, Isa," accessed June 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113661.

Kremer, Isa. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113661.

"Kremer, Isa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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