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Jacob Weinberg - Biography

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Joel Walbe - Publications

Joel Walbe - Biography

Joel Walbe was born in Shepetovka, Volhynia (today Ukraine). As a boy, his education was standard for wealthy Jewish families in Russia. He first studied Torah in the Heder, and then proceeded to general studies with private teachers.

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Vinaver, Chemjo

Composer, conductor, collector and researcher of Hassidic music
1895-1973

Chemjo Vinaver - Publications

Chemjo Vinaver - Biography

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Viktor Ullmann - Publications

Viktor Ullmann - Biography

Viktor Ullmann was born in Teschen (now Český Těšín), Czech Republic on January 1, 1898. Ullmann’s father was an officer in the Austrian Imperial Army stationed in Teschen.  In 1909, the Ullmann family moved to Vienna, and Viktor began studying music theory with Dr. Josef Pohlaneur.

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Ernst Toch - Publications

Ernst Toch - Biography

Full biography in Milken Archive.

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Noam Sheriff - Publications

Noam Sheriff - Biography

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Joachim Stutschewsky - Publications

Joachim Stutschewsky - Biography

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Edward Stark - Publications

Edward Stark - Biography

Edward Stark was born in 1856 in Hohenems, Austria to father Josef Stark, a local cantor and butcher. As a young boy, Edward sang in his father’s choir along with his three older brothers.

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Max Spicker - Biography

Born in Köngisberg, Germany, and immigrated to the US in 1882. After settling in New York, he worked as a conductor for the Beethoven Mannerchor, served as director and instructor at the Brooklyn Conservatory, was an instructor at the National Conservatory, and served choirmaster at Temple Emanuel (1898-1910). He also worked for the publisher G. Schirmer, where he edited many musical anthologies. Spicker has written music for the synagogue, as well as choral and orchestral works.

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Mordechai Sobol - Biography

Born in Hadera, Israel, where he performed as a cantor from a young age. He has composed, orchestrated, and arranged many works for cantor and choir. One of Sobol's main projects is the establishment of the Yuval Ensemble for cantorate and Jewish music, where he currently serves as musical director and conductor.  

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