Biographies

Josef Tal (Gruenthal) - Biography

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Alexander Tansman - Publications

Alexander Tansman - Biography

Born in Lodz, Poland, studied music in his hometown and in Warsaw. Moved to Paris in 1921, spent WWII (1941-1946) in the U.S. but returned to Paris in 1946. Tansman incorporated Jewish elements in his works and was influenced by the neo-classical style.

Sources: Abravanel, Claude, and Yulia Kreinin. "Tansman, Alexander." Encyclopaedia Judaica.

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Dave Tarras - Publications

Dave Tarras - Biography

Dave Tarras was born in Ternovka, near Uman, and immigrated to New York in 1921. He was one of the most famous Klezmer musicians of the 20th century.

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Moshe Taube - Publications

Moshe Taube - Biography

Born in Cracow, Poland. After the holocaust, he immigrated to Palestine, where he worked as a cantor in Tel- Aviv. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1957, and officiated as cantor in New York and later in Pittsburg. Taube developed a unique style as a cantor and composed original melodies for prayers.

Sources: Encyclopedia Judaica, FAU Libraries website.

 

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Obadiah the Proselyte - Biography

Born in Oppido Lucano, Italy, at birth given the name Johannes. In 1102 converted to Judaism and in order to further his study of Judaism travelled to Constantinople, Baghdad and Palestine, finally settling in Egypt, as a member of the thriving Jewish community situated there, and wrote his memoirs. Obadiahs' writings contain the earliest surviving manuscript source of Jewish music notations of  synagogue chant.

Sources: Encyclopedia Judaica, Grove Music Online.

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Boris Thomashevsky - Publications

Boris Thomashevsky - Biography

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Ernst Toch - Publications

Ernst Toch - Biography

Full biography in Milken Archive.

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Ilia Trilling - Biography

See biography in MIlken Archive.

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Richard Tucker - Biography

Richard Tucker was born in New York, U.S.A. In addition to his work as Hazzan, he was a highly regarded American opera tenor.

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Tzefira, Brakha

Israeli Singer and collector of Jewish Yemenite music.
1910-1990

Brakha Tzefira - Publications

Brakha Tzefira - Biography

Childhood and Studies

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