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Yitzhak Sadai - Publications

Yitzhak Sadai - Biography

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Charles Kensington Salaman - Publications

Charles Kensington Salaman - Biography

Born in London, was a concert pianist from an early age. As a composer he wrote works for piano, organ, orchestra and opera, and had a special interest in devotional music for the synagogue. He wrote 124 settings for synagogue services of Reform Judaism.

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Encyclopedia JudaicaJewish Encyclopedia.

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Karel Salmon - Publications

Karel Salmon - Biography

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Salmon studied composition with Richard Strauss at the Berlin Academy of the Arts, and later worked as a repetiteur at the Berlin Staatsoper, singer at the Hamburg Opera, and conductor in Baden. He immigrated to Palestine in 1933, and was the first musical director of the Palestine Broadcasting Service (later Kol Israel), from 1936-1958, later becoming the director of Kol Israel's transcription-exchange service until 1962. Salmon also taught at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

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Pnina Salzman - Biography

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Saminsky, Lazare

Composer, researcher & co-founder of the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music
1882-1959

Lazare Saminsky - Publications

Lazare Saminsky - Biography

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Jacob Koppel Sandler - Publications

Jacob Koppel Sandler - Biography

Born in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine. Immigrated to the US in 1888 where he worked in the Yiddish theater and was the choral director for several cantors. He composed several Jewish themed operettas, one of them featuring the famous song "Eli, Eli" (sometimes printed "Eili, Eili"). There is some dispute as to whether Sandler really composed it, others claiming it was originally a folk song.

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Schächter, Rafael

Choral director & opera conductor in Theresienstadt (Terezín)
1905-1944

Rafael Schächter - Biography

Rafael Schächter was born May 27, 1905, in Braila (Rumania). After World War I, Schächter moved to Brno, where he began his formal musical studies. He continued his studies at the Prague Conservatory of Music, where he received degrees in composition and conducting, and at the Master School, in piano. After graduating, Schächter formed a successful Chamber Music Opera, and was a sought after vocal coach.

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Heinrich Schalit - Publications

Heinrich Schalit - Biography

Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied in Vienna, and later worked as an organist in synagogues in Munich and in Rome. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1940 and held positions as a synagogue organist in various cities. As a composer, Schalit wrote orchestral, chamber, and piano music, as well as songs. He used Hebrew poetry for some of his compositions, and composed Jewish liturgical music. 

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Leon Schidlowsky - Publications

Leon Schidlowsky - Biography

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Martha Schlamme - Biography

Born in Vienna, she escaped to England in 1938 and immigrated to the US in 1948. She became a popular singer, giving over a thousand concerts. An expert in folksong, Schlamme sang in 12 languages, including Jewish folksongs in Hebrew and Yiddish.

Source: Encyclopedia Judaica.

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