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Abe Ellstein (1907–1963)

Composer, conductor and pianist, educated at the Third Street Settlement, the Manhattan School of Music, and Juilliard (on scholarship); a student of Frederic Jacobi, Rubin Goldmark, and Albert Stoessel. He was a member of the Metropolitan Opera's Children's Chorus between 1916 and 1920 and sang in the John Barrymore production "Richard III". He ... See full bio »

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A Good Year
A Good Year Soundtrack
Russian Doll
Russian Doll Soundtrack
Zeyda and the Hitman
Yidl mitn fidl
Yidl mitn fidl Composer


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 1961 Directions (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1938 Mamele
 1936 Yidl mitn fidl (as Abraham Ellstein)
 1929 The Eternal Prayer (Short)
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 2013 Sunday at the Reissmans' (Short) (writer: "Oy Mame, Bin Ikh Farlibt" - as Abraham Ellstein)
 2006 A Good Year (writer: "The Wedding Samba" - as Abraham Ellstein)
 2004 Zeyda and the Hitman (writer: "Abi Gezunt")
 2001 Russian Doll (writer: "Wedding Samba")
 1948 On an Island with You (music: "The Wedding Samba" (1948) - uncredited)
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 1990 Tune in Tomorrow... (composer: song "The Wedding Samba")
 1956 Singing in the Dark (musical director - as Abraham Ellstein)
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 1938 A Brivele der mamen
Orchestra Leader Abe Ellstein (uncredited)

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Works: "Negev Concerto" (for piano); "Friday Evening Traditional Service" (Metropolitan Symphony commission); "Haftorah" (violin, piano); "The Thief and the Hangman" (one-act opera which won an Ohio University prize); "Ode to the King of Kings" (cantata, for the Tenth Anniversary of Israel); "The Golem" (opera, commissioned by the ... See more »

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