I found a biographical information on my G Grandfather's brother, Asher Perlzweig by doing a "google" search. Here I discovered a 16 page article written by his son Rabbi Maurice Perlzweig titled "Asher Perlzweig - A Cantor in Anglo Jewry. It appeared in a series published by the Folklore Research Center , Jerusalem.. edited by Dov Noy and Issacha Ben-Ami. This series was called "Studies in the Cultural LIfe of the Jew in England" ( vol. 5.)
I started to copy some of the main biographical information, but realized that there is just too much. Here is part of it, but you really need to get the
article if you want more. I possibly could fax or copy it for you, or you could contact the university. Dov Noy sent it to me. PLEASE let me know if you learn more.
"Asher was born in 1870 in the Tsarist-Russian town of Kremeniz-Podolsk, the son of Raphael, himself a well known cantor. Asher was taken by his parents at a very early age to Dukla in Galicia (Austrian Poland) where his father was appointed cantor of the principal synagogue, and it was there that Asher received his early Jewish education and training in the Hazzanut".
"His father, who was himself well known as a composer of synagogue music, and whose compositions were at the time in circulation in manuscripts in Estern Europe, regarded Asher as a boy with unusual musical gifts. Accordingly, he sent him to Vienna to further his musical education, and this Viennese period in Asher Perlzweig's life left an indelible mark on his personality and creative work which a half century of subsequent residence in Engand could not wholly obliterate."
Asher returned to Jaroslaw to marry Sarah Stern, daughter of Abraham Stern. "In the meantime, he was offered the post of cantor at the Vine Court Synagogue in the East End of London. This synagogue is no longer in existance, buy in its day it was widely known as a center of Zionist activity from which the British zionist Federation drew some of its principal officers. Under my father's youthful and energetic direction it soon also became a centre of musical activity."