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Moshe Ganchoff - Biography

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Mordecai Gebirtig - Biography

Gebirtig gained his fame as a Yiddish bard, both composing the lyrics and melodies for his songs.  His work became popular throughout the Diaspora long before it was recognized by literary critics.  In 1936 M. Kipnis collected, edited and published Gebirtig’s work, releasing additions to the original volume in 1942 and 1948.  His most famous work, Undzer Shtetl Brent (“Our Town is Burning”) was written in response to the Polish pogrom of 1938 in Przytyk. Gebirtig was murdered by the Nazis in June of 1942 along with his wife and two daughters.

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Artur Gelbrun - Biography

For Artur Gelbrun's biography in the Israel Music Institute website, click here.

 

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Eliezer Mordecai Ben Isaac Gerovich - Publications

Eliezer Mordecai Ben Isaac Gerovich - Biography

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Edith (Esther) Gerson Kiwi - Publications

Edith (Esther) Gerson Kiwi - Biography

Edith Gerson-Kiwi was born in Berlin and completed her formative studies in piano and harpsichord performance under teacher Wanda Landowska at the Ecole de Musique Ancienne. 

In 1933, she finished her doctorate under Besseler at the University of Heidelberg with a dissertation on the 16th-century Italian canzonetta. 

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Meir Shimon Geshuri - Publications

Meir Shimon Geshuri - Biography

Born in Silesia and immigrated to Palestine in 1920. Researched and published works about Jewish music, focusing on Hassidic music.

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Miriam Gideon - Biography

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Jacob Gilboa - Biography

For a short biography in Israel Composers' League, see: http://www.israelcomposers.org/Members.aspx?lang=Hebrew&letter=ג&id=157.

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Gilrod, Louis

Composer & lyricist of Yiddish theater music
1879-1930

Louis Gilrod - Biography

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Leib Glanz - Biography

Leib Glanz was born in Kiev in 1898.  His father was the cantor at the Synagogue of the Talna Hasidim and at a young age, Leib was trained and encouraged to lead services at his father's congregation.  As an adolescent, Glanz was involved in several Zionist youth groups and made periodical visits to Eretz Israel.  His official cantorial career began with posts in Kishinev and Rumania.  In 1926 he immigrated to the United States where he was appointed chief cantor of the Ohev Shalom Synagogue in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Glanz rejected the

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