Biographies

Bertha Kalish - Publications

Bertha Kalish - Biography

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Joseph Kaminski - Biography

Born in Odessa, (toady in Ukraine). Studied music in Warsaw, Berlin and Vienna. Worked as a violin player in Warsaw, as the first violin in the Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra. Immigrated to Palestine in 1937 to play first violin in the Palestine Orchestra (later "Israel Philharmonic Orchestra"), until his retirement in 1969. Among his compositions are works for solo instruments, orchestral and chamber works.

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Hanina Karaczewski - Biography

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Alter Yehiel Karniol - Biography

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Jerome Kern - Biography

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Avram Moyshe Kholodenko - Publications

Avram Moyshe Kholodenko - Biography

Avram Moyshe Kholodenko, also known as "Pedoster," was a Klezmer bandleader from Berdichev (Ukranian city southwest of Kiev).  In the last decade, Kholodenko's compositions have been featured in contemporary Klezmer recordings, such as Budowitz's Mother Tongue (1997) and Khevrisa's European Klezmer Music (2000). 

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Menachem Kipnis - Biography

Full biography from Issachar Fater's Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars, pp. 182-189, in Zchor website.

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Emanuel Kirschner - Biography

Born in Upper Silesia (today Poland). Worked as Cantor in Berlin and Munich. His principal work is his four-volume collection of compositions, Tehillot le-El Elyon.

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Klein, Gideon

Composer & piano virtuoso, active in the musical life of the Theresienstadt ghetto.
1919-1945

Gideon Klein - Biography

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Jozef Koffler - Biography

Born in Stryj and studied music in Lvov (1914-1916) and in Vienna (1918-1924). From 1928, worked in Lvov as a teacher, and under the Soviet occupation was promoted to management positions in several music institutions. Died during the holocaust in an unknown time and place. His style was influenced by the avant-garde, but under Soviet pressure, he turned to more mainstream composition.

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