Alexander Tansman

Picture from Polish Music Center
Polish composer
1897-1986

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

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

Video Examples: 
Rapsodie Hebraique

Performed by: Waldemar Malicki

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