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Wolf Shestapol - Publications

Wolf Shestapol - Biography

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Pinhas Minkowski - Publications

Pinhas Minkowski - Biography

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Abraham Baer - Publications

Abraham Baer - Biography

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Marcus Hast - Publications

Marcus Hast - Biography

Born in Praga (near Warsaw). After serving as a cantor in Poland and Germany, he moved to London, and worked there as a cantor until his death. Among his compositions are oratorios, cantatas and hymns.

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 [Pictures taken from: Beimel, Jacob. Mikitka (Jewish folk song). New York : Jos. P. Katz, 1924]

Beimel, Jacob

American cantor, composer and musicologist
1875-1944

Jacob Beimel - Publications

Jacob Beimel - Biography

Born in Parichi, Belarus. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1915. Worked as cantor and conductor in Europe (Berlin and Copenhagen) and later in the U.S. (New York and Philadelphia). Has written many articles concerning Jewish music. Founded the Journal, Jewish Music, in which he published a few of his own compositions and adaptations (synagogue music, folk songs, and Hassidic melodies).

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Mordekhai Hershman - Biography

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Yeruham Blindman - Biography

Yeruham Blindman served as a cantor in Kishnev, Tarnopol and Berdichev. By 1834 he was touring extensively as a cantor for Synagogues throughout Poland and the Ukraine. He became known as “Yeruham Hakatan” (the little one) because of his small stature. Blindman was admired for his tenor voice with unlimited falsetto range and his improvisatory vocal style. Although he only had a basic musical education, he composed many arrangements for liturgical music using melodies from Jewish folk songs.

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Federico Consolo - Publications

Federico Consolo - Biography

Italian violinist, composer and scholar. Federico Consolo ("Yehiel Nahmani Sefaradi") was born in 1841 in Ancona, Italy. He studied violin and had a career as a violinist, until a nerve injury ended his career. After the injury he devoted himself to composition and research. He published Sefer Shirei Yisrael – Libro dei Canti d'Israele (1892), a work containing traditional tunes of the Sephardic Jews of Italy.
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