Elenkrieg, Abe (1878-1965)

Text compiled by Patrick Berman

Besides is work as a hairdresser, Abe Elenkrieg or Elenkrig (1878-1965) was a trumpet player and conductor of the “Abe Elenkrig Yiddishe Orchestra” and of the “Hebrew Bulgarian Orchestra”.
The specialists consider his recordings to be the great forgotten treasures of klezmer music.
The Library of Congress designated his 1913 recording of « Fon der Choope » as being the first recording of klezmer music and wrote it as so in the National Recording Registry.

Among his other recordings, one can mention:
-  der Rebe iz gegangen
-  Nit ba Motin
-  Di Mame iz gegangen

An artist to re-discover…
Abe Elenkrig and his Orchestra - Lebedik (classic klezmer)
Abe Elenkrig and his Orchestra - der Rebens Nigun
Abe Elenkrig and his Orchestra - Patsh Tantz (klezmer clapping dance)

Fon di choope
Di Mame iz gegangen in mark arayn

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