Format Notated Music
Contributors Friedsell, Louis
Goldfaden, Abraham
Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund)
Theodore Lohr
Dates 1908
Location New York
United States
Subjects Immigration and Migration
Jews
Popular Music
Popular Songs of the Day
Songs and Music
Songs, Yiddish
Title
Ben-ami
Contributor Names
Friedsell, Louis (composer)
Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund) -- 1858-1914 (composer)
Friedsell, Louis (lyricist)
Goldfaden, Abraham -- 1840-1908 (lyricist)
Created / Published
Theodore Lohr, New York, 1908.
Subject Headings
-  Jews -- United States -- Music
-  Popular music -- United States
-  Songs, Yiddish -- United States
-  popular songs of the day
-  songs and music
-  immigration and migration
Notes
-  Pogrom Echo -- Ensemble -- Krambanbuli -- Ballet -- Dus fertriebene teibele -- Dus ferdil -- Dus yussemil -- Zion march -- Zedek lefonow -- Beit tate-mames kinder -- Wart a kappele. (Content)
-  This final theatrical opus by Abraham Goldfaden was a four-act drama loosely based upon the novel "Daniel Deronda" by George Eliot. The first month of its run met with only moderate attendance, but following Goldfaden's death in early January 1908, it became highly popular and played to full houses for nearly six months, a remarkable run for any Yiddish stage work. Its finale, the song "Wart a kappele" ("Wait a little bit"), played to tearful standing audiences. Those couplet lyrics by Goldfaden reflected his own lifelong outlook, reminding Yiddish theater performers and audiences of the benevolent neglect that he personally had experieneced in America, while his works and followers flourished. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General)
-  "Volumes 1-5" (General)
Form
sheet music
Extent
48 p. ; 35 cm.
Repository
African and Middle Eastern Division
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200154986/mets.xml
LC Classification
Hebraic Section, Yiddish Sheet Music, Box 3 - 242


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