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Abe Schwartz

p, vn, 1881-1963 US, Romania
Musician / Composer of Folk and World
A.k.a. Jewish-Russian Orchestra

b : 1881 in Romania (outside of Bucharest) d : 1963 in USA Early 20th century klezmer composer, pianist, violin player and bandleader. He emigrated to New York around the turn of the century. Between 1917 and 1938, he made many recordings as a bandleader of Jewish, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek, Romanian and Polish music. Among them were six klezmer violin solos with his daughter, Sylvia Schwartz.

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Folk
  • World
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Ch'sidishe nigunim on Klezmer Story by Various Artists
Tansst Tantst Yidelekh on Classic Yiddish Klezmer, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Gelebt un gelacht freylekhs on Yiddish Klezmer Music, Vol.2 by Various Artists
National Hora (Pt. 2) on Klezmer Music: Early Yiddish Instrumental Music: The First Recordings: 1908-1927 by Various Artists
Frauen Liebe (Lady Love) on The Klezmer King by Abe Schwartz
National Hora on Classic Yiddish Klezmer, Vol. 2 by Various Artists

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
The Klezmer KingAbe Schwartz2002Compil.
National HoraAbe Schwartz2000Compil.
Master Of Klezmer Music Volume One - The First Recordings 1917Abe Schwartz1987Compil.
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