Cantorate

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. Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. 

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Salomon Sulzer - Publications

Salomon Sulzer - Biography

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Samuel Vigoda - Publications

Samuel Vigoda - Biography

Born in Dobrzyń, Poland. Studied with his father and later with Yossele Rosenblatt. Vigoda officiated as cantor in Budapest, and in 1933 immigrated to the US, where he continued in cantorial offices in New York (taking Rosenblatt's position at the Oheb Zedek synagogue) and in Washington. He is one of the star cantors of the cantors' "golden age."

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Nissan Spivak - Publications

Nissan Spivak - Biography

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Mordechai Sobol - Biography

Born in Hadera, Israel, where he performed as a cantor from a young age. He has composed, orchestrated, and arranged many works for cantor and choir. One of Sobol's main projects is the establishment of the Yuval Ensemble for cantorate and Jewish music, where he currently serves as musical director and conductor.  

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Joseph Singer - Biography

Born in Hilnik, Hungary, officiated as cantor in Beuthen, Nurnberg and Vienna (where he succeeded Salomon Sulzer). He published numerous studies on Jewish music and was among the first to investigate prayer chants scientifically, in an attempt to systemize the traditional prayer modes.

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