The Music and The Composers

Couch Theatre and Goldbekhaus Hamburg Present: An Evening of Short Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer. A Free Livestream Event.

An Evening of Short Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer*

A Free Livestream Event on 20th February 2021 at 7.30 p.m. on the Goldbekhaus YouTube Channel

*All the stories are child-friendly

In the run up to our free livestream event, ‘An Evening of Short Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer’ on 20th February 2021, we thought we’d give you some information about the music. Paul Baeyertz has chosen the following pieces of music for our reading, all composed by contemporaries of Isaac Bashevis Singer. Please click on the individual websites for more information on the composers.


These pieces are also included in our Couch Theatre Spotify Playlist. This playlist includes most of the music from all productions over the last few years. You can follow us on Spotify and you’ll be notified automatically every time we update our playlist. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/4DHYmbK2o2qxznraoMVQrA

This is the link for the specific playlist for our reading:

Who was Isaac B Singer?

Who was Isaac Bashevis Singer. On 20th February 2021 at 7.30 p.m. Couch Theatre will present a free livestream evening short stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author at Goldbekhaus in Hamburg. But who was Isaac Bashevis Singer? Well, we’ve put together a list of 10 interesting facts about him, so that the next time you hear his name, you will know a little bit more about this phenomenal writer.

On 20th February 2021 at 7.30 p.m. Couch Theatre will present a free livestream evening of short stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author at Goldbekhaus in Hamburg. But who was Isaac Bashevis Singer? Well, we’ve put together a list of 10 random facts about this phenomenal writer.

1. You will probably know him mostly as the author of Yentl, the Yashiva Boy. The short story was made into a play and then filmed in 1983. It was directed by and starred Barbra Streisand. It won an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

2. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978 “for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life.”

3. He was born Isaac Zynger in Poland in 1902 and died in Florida in 1991.

4. He wrote all of his books and short stories in Yiddish and is, therefore, the only author to ever have won the Nobel Prize for works in the Yiddish language.

5. IB Singer published 18 novels, 14 children’s books, essays, articles and 7 memoirs.

6. He was a vegetarian.

7. He moved to New York City from Poland in 1935 at the age of 33.

8. New York’s West 86th Street is named after him.

9. His words were translated into 58 languages, but he was saddened that nearly all of his readers read his words in translation, due to the decline in popularity of Yiddish.

10. Zlateh the Goat, one of his most popular short stories, will be a part of our livestream event on 20th February 2021 at 7.30 p.m.

For more information and for the link for the livestream, please visit

http://www.Goldbekhaus.de

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https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1978/summary/

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