Joseph Moskowitz

Joseph Moskowitz (1879 – June 27, 1954, Washington, D.C. , United States) was a Romanian-born Jewish cymbalum player, son of a folk klezmer cimbalist. He eventually settled in the United States.

When Moskowitz appeared at a cafe in New York City in 1908, the New York Times reported that, "posters in Yiddish, Italian, Hungarian, and Roumanian announce his presence throughout the length of East Houston Street." That appearance was to be the start of five years of musically touring the United States. He then opened a restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side. In 1943 he moved to Washington, DC, where he played regularly at Michel's French Restaurant near Dupont Circle.

He died in Washington, D.C. in 1954.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: cimbalom, composer

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 composer, instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-17390 10-in. 3/27/1916 Sadigerer chusid Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, cimbalom  
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 composer, instrumentalist, cimbalom  
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 August 8, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116680.

Moskowitz, Joseph. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 8, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116680.

"Moskowitz, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 8 August 2020.

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