Biographies

Robert Lachmann - Publications

Robert Lachmann - Biography

Robert Lachmann was born in Berlin and began his formal education at the Universities of Berlin and London with a focus on French and Arabic language.  During World War I he served as an interpreter at the Wünsdorf POW camp, populated by primarily North African and Indian prisoners.  It was there that Lachmann was first exposed to non-Western music and folklore and he began working on transcriptions of the prisoner’s songs.  His experience in Wunsdorf quite likely planted the seeds for his doctorate research of North African music.  After the wa

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Yehoshua Lakner - Biography

Born in Czechoslovakia, and immigrated to Palestine in 1941. Worked as a teacher in Israel and later in Switzerland, where he settled in 1963. Lakner's compositions include incidental music, works with the use of computers, and more.

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Marc Lavry - Biography

Marc Lavry was born in Riga, Latvia and received his formal musical education at the Riga and Leipzig conservatories under teachers Scherchen and Glazunov.  Lavry’s early career included conducting posts in Riga and Saarbrucken and a position as the director of the Laban Dance Ensemble in Berlin.  In 1929, Lavry was hired to conduct the Berliner Symphony Orchestra and three years later in 1932 received a post as conductor of the Riga Opera.  In response to the rise of the Nazi party and the induction of the Nuremburg Laws, Lavry emigrated t

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Aaron Lebedeff - Publications

Aaron Lebedeff - Biography

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Ledeč, Egon

Czech violinist, leader of several chamber ensembles in Theresienstadt (Terezín)
1889-1944

Egon Ledeč - Biography

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Yinam Leef - Biography

A selection from his biography on the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance website:

"President of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Yinam Leef (Born in Jerusalem in 1953) is one of the most prominent and active composers in Israel today. He grew up in a cultural melting pot, where East meets West, old and new coexist. He studied piano and violin and his childhood musical influences include classical music, jazz, and the unique mixture of Jewish prayers, the chant of the Moazzin and the Old City's church bells. 

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Myer Leoni - Biography

Myer Leoni began his musical career as an opera singer in England.  In 1767 he took a position as cantor of the Great Synagogue in London, but continued performing in Operas providing they didn’t conflict with his Synagogue duties.

  Leoni, along with collegue Giordani, established an English Opera company in Dublin in 1783, which due to financial difficulties only ran for a short time.

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Boris Levenson - Publications

Boris Levenson - Biography

Born in Bessarbia. Studied and worked as conductor in St. Petersburg, settling in the U.S. in 1921. As a composer, he had an inclination towards Jewish music, composing several works on Jewish themes, and writing arrangements of Jewish songs. 

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Leo Levy - Publications

Leo Levy - Biography

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Louis Lewandowski - Publications

Louis Lewandowski - Biography

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