A. Shor

Anshel Schorr (Yiddish: אַנשל שור; October 25, 1871 - May 31, 1942), also known by the anglicized name Albert Schorr, was an Austrian-born American playwright, lyricist, theater manager and composer active in the Yiddish Theatre of the early twentieth century. He worked with many of the famous figures of that era including Joseph Rumshinsky, Arnold Perlmutter, Molly Picon, Jacob P. Adler, and David Kessler, and wrote or co-wrote more than fifty plays and operettas which were widely performed in Europe and the Americas. His songs were recorded by contemporary artists such as Pepi Litman, Pesach Burstein, Mordechai Hershman and Simon Paskal. His wife, Dora Weissman, was also a well-known Yiddish theatre actor.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1871 (Zolochiv), Died May 30, 1942 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Notes: Also appears in Victor ledgers as A. Schoor; listed in Heskes as Anshel Schorr.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6629 10-in. 11/30/1908 A mensch sol mein sein Solomon Smulewitz Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13320 10-in. 5/19/1913 Elegy on the Triangle fire victims Simon Paskal Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18219 10-in. 7/25/1916 Ich will a boy Rose Rubin Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18609 10-in. 10/17/1916 Men vet dir kein zach nit mit geben in keiver arein Sam Stern Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18621 10-in. 10/20/1916 Milchomo korbones Nahen Rosenshak [i.e., Naum Coster] Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18681 10-in. 11/16/1916 A veibel, a teibel Gus Goldstein ; Anna Hoffman Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21333 10-in. 1/3/1918 Sise hufnung Rose Greenfield ; William Schwartz Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21819 10-in. 5/2/1918 Das Lied der Liebe Elizabeth Tuchman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21861 10-in. 5/17/1918 Milchuma zivishen litta in Galitzia Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27575 10-in. 2/26/1923 Wie is mein Yukel? Bessie Weissman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27576 10-in. 2/27/1923 Kabed es ovicko William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29436 10-in. 2/5/1924 Aheim! Aheim! Simon Paskal Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29682 10-in. 3/19/1924 Yankele karmanshtshik Yetta Zwerling Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31796 10-in. 2/2/1925 Moishe Nellie Casman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor CVE-32790 12-in. 7/22/1925 Dus Yiddishe lied Mordechai Hershman Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor CVE-32791 12-in. 7/22/1925 Dus Yiddishe lied Mordechai Hershman Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-40001 10-in. 9/9/1927 Mein Yidishe maidele Solomon Stramer Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-40002 10-in. 9/9/1927 Yidele hoff Solomon Stramer Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W108300 10-in. September 1927 Vos toig es aich, vos darft ihr es, fun "Zein Yiddish meidel" Pesach Burstein Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W108301 10-in. September 1927 Ai-dai-derai-dai-tchastushkes, fun "Zein Yiddish meidel" Pesach Burstein Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Gramophone 5801r 10-in. 1909 Giter brüder nit gechapt Frau Pepi Littmann Female vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Zonophone 9851 12-in. Nov. 1909 A mensch soll men sein Kalman Juvelier Male vocal solo lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shor, A.," accessed May 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116863.

Shor, A.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116863.

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