Arenstein (Arnstein), Isaac 'Ira' Bernard 12.apr.1879-13.sep.1956 Russia, Kiev - USA NY, New York
jewish pianist, conductor, songwriter, 1888-1891 studied music/singing in Russia, 2.dec.1891 as 11 year old Itzig (diminutive for Isaac) Arinstein he emigrated with his 17 year old brother Aron from Litzingen Russia (Letychiv Ukraine) from the port of Hamburg to New York, 5.jun.1893 he sang as boy soprano in Lineff's Russian Peasant Choir at the Chicago Columbian Exposition, 1894-1898 studied piano and composition at Scharwenka Conservatory in New York, 1899 as pianist he toured with singer Nellie Melba, 1900 as 23 year old music teacher born December 1876 residing with his parents at 64 East 111th Street at Central Park north where they had moved from Manhattan Lower East Side, 1902-1903 piano and vocal studio at 2 West 120th Street Harlem, 1905 as musician residing alone at 1878 7th Avenue Manhattan, 17.nov.1914 from 133 West 113th Street he was recruting singers for a vaudeville, 1910 as musician residing with his widowed mother at 137 West 112th Street Manhattan, 1910-1911 as private music teacher residing with his mother at 122 West 114th Street Manhattan, 1914-1918 working for William Fox on Broadway, on his WWI draft he gave his birth as 12.apr.1879, 1918-1919 as music teacher residing at 62 West 40th Street and director of his Manhattan Piano School at the same address, 1918 still citizen of Germany and not yet applied for US naturalization, 1920 as music teacher residing at 34 West 95th Street Manhattan, 7.sep.1921 coaching singers at his studio 113 West 74th Street, 1925 vocal studio at 1425 Broadway, 1930 as composer of music residing at 226 West 79th Street Manhattan, 29.feb.1932 ASCAP refused him membership, 1935 employed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1940 as music teacher lodging at 56 West 71st Street Manhattan, 1942 member of the New York Music Union, 1942 residing at 343 West End Avenue Manhattan with studio at 27 West 76th Street, on his SSN application 1938 and his WWII draft 1942 he gave his birth falsely as 8.feb.1882, he suffered from a copyright infringement persecution mania and was named 'the court musician' by the New York Times, 1935-1949 he filed many plagiarism lawsuits (all lost) ao against E B Marks Music Co (7.jun.1935), Twentieth Century-Fox, Broadcast Music Inc (28.jul.1943), Cole Porter (1946), ASCAP (1939 and 12.mar.1949), he was cremated at Middle Village Queens with gravemarkers in Mt Zion Maspeth Queens and Mt Lebanon Glendale Queens ; son of Bernard Solomon Arnstein (-c1902 Manhattan) and Sophia (Sophie) Kozovoc (Russia mar.1853-22.feb.1919 Manhattan) ; he never married

Title Parts



[] A mother's prayer. Violin and piano
music Ira B. Arenstein, his first and most popular composition
copyright Ira B. Arnstein 1899
copyright sold to Theodore Lohr, Brooklyn 30apr1900
arranged as Song with chorus and for voice and piano
music Isaac B. Arenstein, copyright Ira B. Arnstein, New York 4jun1926
copyright sold to Albert Terres, New York 11nov1926
pub Edward B. Marks Music Co., New York 1932
[1939 subject of a lawsuit against Harms Inc, offending subject Bei mir bist du schoen]
[] Love on the sea. 1899
[] Arabian dance. Piano
music I. B. Arenstein
pub Stern Bros., New York 20may1899

[] Longing. Song
music I. B. Arenstein
copyright Theodor Lohr, New York 30apr1901

[] Forest nymphe. Cappriccio. Piano
music Ira B. Arenstein
pub and copyright Theodor Lohr, New York 3dec1900

[] Spring reverie. Piano
music Ira B. Arenstein
pub and copyright Theodor Lohr, New York 3dec1900

[] The eve of atonement. Piano
pub B. Rabinowitz, New York 1901

[] Cupid's serenade. Piano
music Ira B. Arenstein
pub Theodore Lohr, New York 31may1907

[] Farewell. Romance. Piano. 1907
pub Carl Fischer, New York 1907

[] The new mother's prayer. Piano
pub Theodore Arison, New York 9aug1912

[] Danse dramatique. Mazurka brillante. Piano. op80
pub Albert Teres, New York 1914

[] Light my life with love. Song. Voice and piano
words Don Dundas
pub Arundun Music Co., New York 1915
[1939 subject of a lawsuit against Sam Fox Publishing Co, offending subject The world is mine to-night]
[] Orientale. Piano
music Cesar Cui, transcribed by Ira B. Arnstein
pub Theodore Arison, New York 18mar1916

[] O Marie. Valse
arranged from the original song, by Ira B. Arenstein
copyright on arr Saul Schenker, New York 20mar1916

[] Dance espagnole. Piano
music Fabian Rehfeld of U.S., transcribed by Ira B. Arnstein and William Fichandler
pub Theodore Arison, New York 17apr1916

[] La priere (The prayer). Piano
arr 1. Ed. Salon and 2. Ed. Facile by Ira B. Arnstein
pub Theodore Arison, New York 15may1917
[1946 subject of a lawsuit against Cole Porter, offending subject I love you]
[] Carmen. Piano
music Georges Bizet, arr Ira B. Arnstein
pub Saul Schenker, New York 5jul1917

[] Faust. Ballet music from the opera. Piano
music Charles Gounod, arr Ira B. Arnstein
pub Saul Schenker, New York 5jul1917

[] Il Trovatore. Piano
music Giuseppe Verdi, arr Ira B. Arnstein
pub Saul Schenker, New York 5jul1917

[] The Cuckoo. Piano
pub Max Halperin, Brooklyn 26jan1918

[] Grandma's story. Piano
pub Max Halperin, Brooklyn 26jan1918

[] Zelner fun tsien (Soldiers of Zion). March. Jewish national anthem
poem by Morris Rosenfeld
copyright Ira B. Arnstein 27apr1918
pub in the Jewish Morning Journal, New York 26apr1918
[1943 subject of a lawsuit against E. B. Marks Music Co, offending subject Frenesi by Alberto Dominguez]
[] V'shomru (Thou shalt guide me). Hebrew prayer. Tenor, cello and orchestra. 1920
words and music Ira B. Arnstein, New York
pub Columbia, New York 1920-1921
pub Crown Music Co., New York 16jan1922
submitted to BMI 22aug1940
William Robyn rec 20apr1922. 78rpm Victor Recordings B-26423
Cantor Shloimele Rothstein. 78rpm Columbia Records E5235
[1943 subject of a lawsuit against Albert Dominguez, offending subject Perfidia]
[] The temple of Allah. Oriental fox trot. Piano
music Ira B. Arnstein, arr Eugene Platzman
copyright Ira B. Arnstein, New York 19dec1922

[] Lomir zikh iberbetn. Song. 1923
music Rubin Oak
arr for soprano and piano by Ira B. Arnstein

[] Love's tears, from L'elisir d'amore. Piano
music Gaetano Donizetti, arr Ira B. Arnstein
pub Saul Schenker, New York 30jan1924

[] Lomir sich iberbeten. Jewish folk song
pub Saul Schenker, New York 30jan1924

[] Margaritkelach. Jewish folk song
words Z. Shnayer
pub Saul Schenker, New York 30jan1924

[] Notchenka. Piano and words with chorus of mixed voices
by Prigozhavo, arr Ira B. Arnstein
pub Saul Schenker, New York 22jul1924

[] The song of David. Biblical opera. Hebraic cantata. Aeolian Hall, New York 17may1925
with the composer Ira B. Arnstein conducting a cantor, 50-voice choir, string quartet, piano and organ
[] - Hear my prayer Lord. David's air
[1946 subject of a lawsuit against Cole Porter, offending subject Begin de beguine]
[] - The Lord is my shepherd
[] Alone I go strolling. Song. 1927 [1928 subject of his first lawsuit, offending subject Irving Berlin's A Russian lullaby]
[] Ka-la-ma-zoo (Kalamazoo). Quartette burlesque
copyright words and music Ira B. Arnstein, New York 12may1928
[1943 subject of a lawsuit of 12 million dollar against 20th Century Fox, offending subject Harry Warren's I've got a gal in Kalamazoo played in the film Orchestra wives]
[] The wailing wall (Kasel marovi). Violin and piano
copyright Ira B. Arnstein, New York 14may1928

[] Nadinka. Piano
copyright words and music Ira B. Arnstein, New York 14may1928

[] At the wailing wall. Piano
pub Bloch Pub. Co., New York 1928
pub for voice and piano Bloch Pub. Co., New York 1929

[] My gipsy love. Song
copyright words and music Ira B. Arnstein, New York 12sep1929
submitted to E. B. Marks Music Co. 1931
[1943 subject of a lawsuit against E. B. Marks Music Co, offending subject Yours by Gonzalo Roig]
[] What is love
copyrigt words and music Ira B. Arnstein, New York 12sep1929

[] My Venetian lovenest. Piano
copyright Ira B. Arnstein, New York 12sep1929

[] The soul waltz. Piano
copyright Ira B. Arnstein, New York 14sep1929

[] Ave Maria. Celestial melody
words of Ave Maria, latin and english text, music by Ira B. Arnstein 
copyright Ira B. Arnstein, New York 3jan1931
[1939 subject of a lawsuit against Broadway Music Publishing Co, offending subject Be still my heart]
[] I love you madly. Gipsy song
copyright words and music Ira B. Arnstein, New York 1jun1931
[1935 subject of a lawsuit against Emery Deutsch and Arthur Altman, offending subject Play fiddle play]
[1939 subject of a lawsuit against Mills Music Co, offending subject Take me in your arms]
[] Whisper to me. Song
words Don Dundas, music Ira Arnstein
copyright Ira Arnstein and Moses A. Sachs 20feb1932
submitted to BMI 22aug1940
[1939 subject of a lawsuit against M. Witmark & Sons, offending subject My wishing song]
[1943 subject of a lawsuit against Broadcast Music Inc, offending subject It all comes back to me now by Kramer, Zaret, Whitney]
[] I only want to prove how much I love you. Song
copyright Ira B. Arnstein 11aug1933
[1939 subject of a lawsuit against Sam Fox Publishing Co, offending subject The world is mine to-night]
[] Elend. Voice and piano
words and music Ira B. Arnstein
pub Hebrew Pub. Co., New York 17jan1934

[] A Lied fun a faigele. Folk song
arr Ira B. Arnstein with flute obbl.
pub Hebrew Pub. Co., New York 17jan1934

[] Yiddish lullaby (A vieg lied). Voice and piano
words Lipa Feingold
pub Hebrew Pub. Co., New York 17jan 1934

[] A modern Messiah. Song
copyright Ira B. Arnstein 20mar1934
[1946 subject of a lawsuit against Cole Porter, offending subject Don't fence me in]
[] Sadness overwhelms my soul. Song
words and music Robert Barton
copyright Ira B. Arnstein, New York 21apr1937
[1943 subject of a lawsuit against Broadcast Music Inc, offending subject I hear a rhapsody]
[1946 subject of a lawsuit against Cole Porter, offending subject You'd be so nice to come home to]
[] La Priere. Violon et pianoforte
copyright Ira B. Arnstein, New York 11apr1944

[] Soldiers of Israel (Lochamey Israel). Hebrew national march
dedicated to the valiant army of Israel
words and music Ira B. Arnstein, hebrew translation Elchonan Indelman
pub New Era Music Co., New York 1948
copyright Ira Bernard Arnstein (1882-), New York 10jun1948

[] I'm only a plainsman
words and music Chester Hope
copyright Ira Arnstein 20jun1950

[] I've taken a fancy to Nancy
words and music Chester Hope
copyright Ira Arnstein 21jun1950

[] Where are you now. Song [1939 subject of a lawsuit against Mills Music Co, offending subject Take me in your arms]
[] Twilight waltz [1946 subject of a lawsuit against Cole Porter, offending subject What is this thing called love]
[] Broadway music [1946 subject of a lawsuit against Cole Porter, offending subject Night and day]
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