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Alberto Hemsi - Publications

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Goldfaden, Abraham

Yiddish poet, dramatist, and composer; father of the Yiddish theater
1840-1908

Abraham Goldfaden - Publications

Abraham Goldfaden - Biography

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Josef (Yossele) Rosenblatt - Publications

Josef (Yossele) Rosenblatt - Biography

Born in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine, immigrated to the U.S. in 1912. Widely considered the most popular cantor of his time, Rosenblatt composed and arranged numerous religious works and had a major influence on the cantorial world that followed him.

Sources: Concise Encyclopedia of Jewish MusicEncyclopedia Judaica.

 

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Wohlberg, Max

Hungarian-born liturgical scholar, composer and cantor
1907-1996

Max Wohlberg - Publications

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Wohl, Herman

Composer of Yiddish theater music
1877–1936

Herman Wohl - Publications

Herman Wohl - Biography

For full biography (Milken Archive) click here.

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Joan Franks Williams - Biography

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Joshua Weisser (Pilderwasser) - Publications

Joshua Weisser (Pilderwasser) - Biography

Joshua Samuel Weisser (Pilderwasser) was born in 1888 in Novaya Ushitsa, Ukraine. As a child, Weisser was exposed to the tradition of Hassidic melodies and Hebrew zemirot through his father Aba Pilderwasser. Weisser began his formal musical education with the local hazzan of Novata Ushitsa, who taught him solfege and sight singing. He participated in many local synagogue choirs, studying under notable chazzanim such as Eliezer Gerovich.

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Solomon Weintraub (Kashtan) - Publications

Solomon Weintraub (Kashtan) - Biography

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Hirsch Weintraub - Publications

Hirsch Weintraub - Biography

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Weiner, Lazar

Composer of Yiddish and Hebrew art songs
1897–1982

Lazar Weiner - Publications

Lazar Weiner - Biography

For full biography at the Milken Archive of Jewish Music click here

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