A frequent collaborator with Herman Wohl, Arnold Perlmutter worked as an orchestrator and "take-down" song notator for the father of Yiddish theater, Abraham Goldfaden, and also wrote incidental music to purely spoken plays. "Perlmutter and Wohl" became a recognized duo and regular fixture on Second Avenue as early as 1903, working initially with the playwright Moshe Hurwitz and then with numerous lyricists and librettists. They wrote their own lyrics as well. After the 1920s, their teamwork diminished, and each reverted to solo writing.
By: Neil W. Levin
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