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Boruch Schorr - Biography

Boruch Schorr was born in Lemberg, where he practiced as Hazzan. His compositions were published by his son Israel. He was the father of Yiddish composer, lyricist, and actor Anshel Schorr.

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Leon Schidlowsky - Publications

Leon Schidlowsky - Biography

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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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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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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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Yitzhak Sadai - Publications

Yitzhak Sadai - Biography

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Joseph Rumshinsky - Biography

Full biography in Milken Archive.

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Anton Rubinstein - Biography

For full biography, click here.

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Rozental, Leyb

Songwriter & playwright in the Vilna Ghetto
1916-1944

Leyb Rozental - Biography

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Jacob Samuel Maragowsky - Publications

Jacob Samuel Maragowsky - Biography

Jacob Samuel Maragowsky, also known as "Zeidel Rovner," was born in Radomyshl, Ukraine. He officiated as a cantor in several eastern European cities, including Rovno (hence his nickname, "Rovner'), always accompanied by a choir and sometimes using an orchestra as well. In 1914 he immigrated to the U.S. where he remained until his death. Maragowsky composed many works for cantor, chorus and orchestra which won him great fame. Some of his works are still performed today.

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