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Naumbourg, Samuel

Composer, Synagogue singer, Musicologist, French Jewish reformer of synagogue music & choirmaster
1817-1880

Samuel Naumbourg - Publications

Samuel Naumbourg - Biography

Samuel Naumbourg was born in Dennelohe, Bavaria, groomed from a young age to continue the long line of professional hazzanim in his family. He received his formal musical education in Munich where he was recruited to sing in Maier Kohn’s synagogue choir.  Naumbourg’s early appointments included a cantorial post in Besançon and a position as choirmaster of the Synagogue in Strasburg.

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Nahum Nardi - Publications

Nahum Nardi - Biography

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Israel Najara - Biography

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Sigmund Mogulesko - Biography

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Moses Michail Milner (Melnikoff) - Publications

Moses Michail Milner (Melnikoff) - Biography

Moses Michael Milner was born in Rokitno, Ukraine. He sang with famous cantors in Kiev, later studying music in Kiev and in St. Petersburg, where he participated in the founding of the Society for Jewish Folk Music (1908). He composed many works based on Jewish themes, as well as Jewish liturgical works. Apart from Jewish music, Milner wrote choral and orchestral works, operas, piano pieces, songs and incidental theater music.

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Gustav Mahler - Publications

Gustav Mahler - Biography

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Low, Leo

Composer and conductor of Jewish choruses
1878-1960

Leo Low - Biography

See biography in Milken Archive.

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Max Löwenstamm - Publications

Max Löwenstamm - Biography

Born in Trebic, Moravia (today Czech Republic). Officiated as cantor in Munich (1847-1881). Wrote many choral compositions for the synagogue.

Source: Concise Encyclopedia of Jewish Music.

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Israel Lovy - Biography

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Yoel David Lewensohn- Strashunsky - Biography

Yoel David Lewnsohn-Strashunsky was born in Liepaja, Latvia. He worked as a cantor in Vilna (1830-1841), and achieved fame in Lithuania and Poland as a cantor and as a choir leader. In 1841 he left his family and moved to Warsaw to further his studies and career, giving concerts in Poland. In 1849, he severed his ties with his family and ended his life in an asylum. Lewensohn Became a legendary figure due to his talent and his tragic life. Several of his compositions have been preserved.

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