Biographies

Eduard Birnbaum - Publications

Eduard Birnbaum - Biography

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Abraham Ber Birnbaum - Publications

Abraham Ber Birnbaum - Biography

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Blanes, Jacob

Cantor of the Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam, Holland
1877-1943

Jacob Blanes - Biography

About the cantors of the Portugese Synagogue of Amsterdam see Israel Adler's monograph, Musical Life and Traditions of the Port

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Blank, Leon

Singer & actor in the Yiddish theater
1867-1934

Leon Blank - Biography

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Yeruham Blindman - Biography

Yeruham Blindman served as a cantor in Kishnev, Tarnopol and Berdichev. By 1834 he was touring extensively as a cantor for Synagogues throughout Poland and the Ukraine. He became known as “Yeruham Hakatan” (the little one) because of his small stature. Blindman was admired for his tenor voice with unlimited falsetto range and his improvisatory vocal style. Although he only had a basic musical education, he composed many arrangements for liturgical music using melodies from Jewish folk songs.

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Ernest Bloch - Publications

Ernest Bloch - Biography

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Nissan Blumenthal - Publications

Nissan Blumenthal - Biography

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Michele Bolaffi - Biography

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Josef Bonime - Biography

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Alexander Uria Boscovich - Biography

Alexander Uriyah Boskovich (Cluj, Hungary, now Romania, 1907 – Tel-Aviv, 1964, immigrated in 1938), a composer and critic, also essayist, translator, revered teacher and lecturer (also pianist and conductor), was the leading ideologist of Israeli music, exerting considerable influence on the second generation of Israeli composers through his thoughtful, albeit opinionated, ideas concerning national identity in Israeli music.

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