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 26-41 of 41 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-21167 10-in. 12/12/1917 Ukrainian melodies Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-21168 10-in. 12/12/1917 Le courier d'amour Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-21169 10-in. 12/12/1917 Hord and sirba Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor B-21170 10-in. 12/12/1917 Bǎtuta oltenilor Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Victor B-21171 10-in. 12/12/1917 Chusid in E minor Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor [Trial 1916-01-04-02] Not documented 1/4/1916 Doina Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Victor [Trial 1916-01-04-03] Not documented 1/4/1916 Sirba Joseph Moskowitz Cimbalom solo, with piano instrumentalist, cimbalom  
OKeh S-70966 10-in. Nov. 1922 Oy die Rebetzin Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E27510 10-in. 5/9/1928 Die Neie Sirba Alexander Olshanetsky's Orkester Orchestra, with cimbalom solo instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Brunswick E27511 10-in. 5/9/1928 Nu-ma-calca-pe-picior Alexander Olshanetsky's Orkester Orchestra, with cimbalom solo instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Brunswick E27512 10-in. 5/9/1928 Prinz Carol Alexander Olshanetsky's Orkester Orchestra, with cimbalom solo instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Brunswick E27513 10-in. 5/9/1928 Kischenev Alexander Olshanetsky's Orkester Orchestra, with cimbalom solo instrumentalist, cimbalom  
Brunswick E28100 10-in. 8/16/1928 Yiddishe Hora und Sarba Maracinei Alexander Olshanetsky's Orkester ; Joseph Moskowitz Orchestra, with cimbalom solo instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Brunswick E28101 10-in. 8/16/1928 Sirba Slanic Alexander Olshanetsky's Orkester ; Joseph Moskowitz Orchestra, with cimbalom solo instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Brunswick E28102 10-in. 8/16/1928 Batuta Tziganeasca Alexander Olshanetsky's Orkester ; Joseph Moskowitz Orchestra, with cimbalom solo instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
Brunswick E28103 10-in. 8/16/1928 Unirea Romanelori Alexander Olshanetsky's Orkester ; Joseph Moskowitz Orchestra, with cimbalom solo instrumentalist, cimbalom, composer  
(Results 26-41 of 41 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moskowitz, Joseph," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116680.

Moskowitz, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116680.

"Moskowitz, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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