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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands$
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François Guesnet, Benjamin Matis, and Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764739

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.001.0001

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Leo Zeitlin and the Flourishing of Jewish Art Music in Early 1920s Vilna

Leo Zeitlin and the Flourishing of Jewish Art Music in Early 1920s Vilna

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(p.279) Leo Zeitlin and the Flourishing of Jewish Art Music in Early 1920s Vilna
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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32
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Paula Eisenstein-Baker

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.003.0016

This chapter looks into the activity of the composer Leo Zeitlin in Vilna in the 1920s. It explores Zeitlin's musical life and whirlwind of activity in Vilna between his arrival in January 1922 and his departure for New York in May 1923. It also details how Zeitlin hired musicians and organized, rehearsed, and conducted at least ten symphony concerts in Vilna, Warsaw, and łódz. The chapter mentions bass baritone Moshe Rudinow and his wife, mezzo soprano Ruth Leviash and violinist and concertmaster of the Warsaw Philharmonic Mischa Fiber, who were often featured in Zeitlin's concerts. It highlights Zeitlin's involvement in the performances of Tchaikovsky's “Eugene Onegin” in Yiddish, which was produced in Vilna by Aron Yitzchak Grodzenski in December 1922.

Keywords:   Leo Zeitlin, Vilna, Moshe Rudinow, Ruth Leviash, Warsaw Philharmonic, Mischa Fiber

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