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This entry is part of an online exhibit entitled: "Abraham Goldfaden: A Centennial Tribute," prepared by Eva Heinstein with help from the JMRC staff. To view the exhibit in its entirety click on the link above.
The image above is Joseph Rumshinsky's (1881-1956) piano arrangement of Goldfaden's Tsvey Kuni Lemel released by the New York Hebrew Publishing Company. The production of Yiddish theater piano scores was a great source of income for music publishers. Patrons of the Yiddish theater collected and performed such piano reductions at home and at communal events. Source: Jacob Michael collection of Jewish Music at the Department of Music of the Jewish National and University Library.