Biographies

Oedoen Partos - Biography

Read More
Close

Jan Peerce - Publications

Jan Peerce - Biography

Read More
Close

Moses Pergament - Biography

Born in Helsinki, Finland. Studied in St. Petersburg and Berlin before settling in Stockholm, Sweden where he worked as a composer, conductor, and music critic. His musical influences range from German Expressionism and French Impressionism to Jewish themes and Biblical cantillation.

Sources: Encyclopedia Judaica, Grove Music Online.

Read More
Close

Arnold Perlmutter - Publications

Arnold Perlmutter - Biography

Biography in Milken Archive.

Read More
Close

Frederick Piket - Biography

Read More
Close

Pierre Pinchik - Biography

Full biography in Milken Archive.

Read More
Close
biographies_4

Polak, Zalman

Cantor, composer and teacher of Ashkenazi prayer and cantorial music
1901-1985

Zalman Polak - Biography

1901: Born in Yugoslavia.

1919: Immigrated to Israel with his mother.

1920: Injured in the riots in Jerusalem.

1921: Invited to serve as cantor in The Great Synagogue, (Beit ha-Knesset ha-Gadol) of Rishon LeZion.

1922: Returned to his homeland to recover, to serve time in the military, and to complete his training as a cantor. He finished his cantorial education with cantor Yehuda Lieb Miller in Vienna, and with Josef Baser Mesobotitza. During this time he was active with the Organization of Yugoslavian Cantors.

Read More
Close

Regina Prager - Biography

Read More
Close

David Putterman - Publications

David Putterman - Biography

Born in New York City, USA. Studied with leading cantors of his time (Zeidel Rovner, Josef Rosenblatt, et al.) and was a popular cantor who performed in concerts and on the radio. Founded a project which consisted of commissioning various famous composers to compose music for the synagogue. A collection of his compositions was published in 1979.

Read More
Close