Joseph Moskowitz

Joseph Moskowitz (Yiddish: יאָסעלע מאָשקאָװיטש, 1879 – 1954) was a Romanian-born American cimbalom player, composer, restaurant owner and recording artist in New York City during the first half of the twentieth century. A descendant of a family of klezmer musicians, he was among the most well-known American cimbalom players of his time, and had a wide repertoire which included not only Jewish music but also Romanian, classical, and ragtime music. He is thought to have composed over 100 cimbalom pieces which drew upon various musical influences. His restaurant Moskowitz & Lupowitz, on Second Avenue also became a popular destination and celebrity hangout in the 1920s and 1930s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1879 (Galați), Died June 27, 1954

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: cimbalom, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-17041 10-in. 1/24/1916 Doina Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17113 10-in. 2/4/1916 Argentine dance Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17114 10-in. 2/4/1916 El pericón Argentino Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17115 10-in. 2/4/1916 Hungarian czardas Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17116 10-in. 2/4/1916 Hungarian dance no. 5 Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17117 10-in. 2/4/1916 Operatic rag Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17118 10-in. 2/4/1916 Panama Pacific drag Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17388 10-in. 3/27/1916 Anicuta dragă Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17389 10-in. 3/27/1916 Buhusher chusid Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Victor B-17390 10-in. 3/27/1916 Sadigerer chusid Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Victor B-17391 10-in. 3/27/1916 Nunta taraneasca Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17392 10-in. 3/27/1916 Colea in vale Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17393 10-in. 3/27/1916 Medley of Greek songs Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17394 10-in. 3/27/1916 Medley of Turkish melodies Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17997 10-in. 7/19/1916 Doina Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17998 10-in. 7/19/1916 Marsul sinaia Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17999 10-in. 7/19/1916 Marsul lui cuza Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-18200 10-in. 7/19/1916 Sirba matey matey Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-18201 10-in. 7/19/1916 Sirba clasica Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Victor B-18202 10-in. 7/19/1916 Inspiration Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Victor B-18203 10-in. 7/19/1916 Sirto Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-18204 10-in. 7/19/1916 Chasen senem Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-21164 10-in. 12/12/1917 Patineurs Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-21165 10-in. 12/12/1917 Knock-out drops Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-21166 10-in. 12/12/1917 Strolling on my way, alone Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
(Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moskowitz, Joseph," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116680.

Moskowitz, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116680.

"Moskowitz, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

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