Biographies

Ami Maayani - Publications

Ami Maayani - Biography

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Gustav Mahler - Publications

Gustav Mahler - Biography

Gustav Mahler was born in Kalischt, Bohemia but spent most of his childhood in Iglau, Moravia (in present-day Czech Republic) surrounded by a flourishing German-speaking Jewish community.  Mahler's formal musical education began in 1875 at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna where he studied piano with teacher Julius Epstein and harmony and composition with Robert Fuchs and Franz Krenn.

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Jacob Samuel Maragowsky - Publications

Jacob Samuel Maragowsky - Biography

Jacob Samuel Maragowsky, also known as "Zeidel Rovner," was born in Radomyshl, Ukraine. He officiated as cantor in several eastern European cities, including Rovno (hence his nickname "Rovner'), always accompanied by a choir and sometimes using an orchestra as well. In 1914 he immigrated to the U.S. where he remained until his death. Maragowsky composed many works for cantor, chorus and orchestra which won him great fame. Some of his works are still performed today.

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David Meyerowitz - Biography

Full biography in Milken Archive.

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Darius Milhaud - Publications

Darius Milhaud - Biography

Full biography in Milken Archive.

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Mathew Miller (Matisyahu) - Biography

Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. Released his first album in 2004 and has been performing and recording ever since, for fans all around the world. His artistic style combines reggae, rock, and rap, and is inspired by Hassidic music (primarily by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach). His lyrics contain many references to elements and issues within Judaism. Matisyahu is known for his unusual combination of Orthodox Jewish belief and the creation of popular music.

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Moses Michail Milner (Melnikoff) - Publications

Moses Michail Milner (Melnikoff) - Biography

Moses Michael Milner was born in Rokitno, Ukraine. He sang with famous cantors in Kiev, later studying music in Kiev and in St. Petersburg, where he participated in the founding of the Society for Jewish Folk Music (1908). He composed many works based on Jewish themes, as well as Jewish liturgical works. Apart from Jewish music, Milner wrote choral and orchestral works, operas, piano pieces, songs and incidental theater music.

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Pinhas Minkowski - Publications

Pinhas Minkowski - Biography

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Issachar Miron-Michrovsky - Biography

Portrayed by Readers' Digest as "a top ranking composer," Christian Science Monitor, as "a leading Israeli educator and composer," Variety: as one of the top composers,” and by Ascap Today as "a major force in today's liturgical music," Issachar Miron, has made a name for himself throughout the world as a top talent, composer, poet, writer, creative mind, and a master craftsman"

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Asher Shimon Mizrahi - Biography

Asher Shimon Mizrahi was born in the old city of Jerusalem in 1890 to father Yitzhak Mizrahi who was a well-known torah scholar and teacher.  After the first few years of Asher’s life, his family moved outside of the old city walls and built a new home across from the Sephardic Synagogue in the newly established neighborhood Montefiore, known today as Yamin Moshe.  The Mizrahi family made their living by renting the use of their wooden oven for members of the community to do their cooking and baking.  Residents of the neighborhood would bring biskochos (cookies),

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