Composer

David Putterman - Publications

David Putterman - Biography

Born in New York City, USA. Studied with leading cantors of his time (Zeidel Rovner, Josef Rosenblatt, et al.) and was a popular cantor who performed in concerts and on the radio. Founded a project which consisted of commissioning various famous composers to compose music for the synagogue. A collection of his compositions was published in 1979.

Read More
Close
taxonomy_1

Polak, Zalman

Cantor, composer and teacher of Ashkenazi prayer and cantorial music
1901-1985

Zalman Polak - Biography

1901: Born in Yugoslavia.

1919: Immigrated to Israel with his mother.

1920: Injured in the riots in Jerusalem.

1921: Invited to serve as cantor in The Great Synagogue, (Beit ha-Knesset ha-Gadol) of Rishon LeZion.

1922: Returned to his homeland to recover, to serve time in the military, and to complete his training as a cantor. He finished his cantorial education with cantor Yehuda Lieb Miller in Vienna, and with Josef Baser Mesobotitza. During this time he was active with the Organization of Yugoslavian Cantors.

Read More
Close

Frederick Piket - Biography

Read More
Close

Arnold Perlmutter - Publications

Arnold Perlmutter - Biography

Biography in Milken Archive.

Read More
Close

Moses Pergament - Biography

Born in Helsinki, Finland. Studied in St. Petersburg and Berlin before settling in Stockholm, Sweden where he worked as a composer, conductor, and music critic. His musical influences range from German Expressionism and French Impressionism to Jewish themes and Biblical cantillation.

Sources: Encyclopedia Judaica, Grove Music Online.

Read More
Close

Yehoshua Lakner - Biography

Born in Czechoslovakia, and immigrated to Palestine in 1941. Worked as a teacher in Israel and later in Switzerland, where he settled in 1963. Lakner's compositions include incidental music, works with the use of computers, and more.

Read More
Close

Asher Shimon Mizrahi - Biography

Read More
Close

Ben-Zion Orgad - Biography

Read More
Close

Alexander Olshanetsky - Publications

Alexander Olshanetsky - Biography

Alexander Olshanetsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He played with the Odessa Opera orchestra and toured Russia and Siberia, and later was the choral director for a Russian operetta company. He stayed in Kharbin (today in China), and conducted a Yiddish theater group there. In 1922, Olshanetsky immigrated to the U.S. and worked as a composer and conductor for the Yiddish theater. From 1925 and until his death, Olshanetsky was one of the most prominent composers and conductors of the "Second Avenue" milieu.

Read More
Close

Isaac Eliyahu Navon - Publications

Isaac Eliyahu Navon - Biography

Isaac Eliyahu Navon was born in Adrianpole (today Edirne) on May 17, 1859. His father, Rabbi Eliyahu Navon, was one of the Jewish intellectuals and public figures in Adrianpole, a city which had, from the seventeenth century until WWI, one of the most prosperous communities of Sephardic Jews in the Ottoman Empire.

Read More
Close

Pages