Biographies

Court musician. Al-Mansur Al-Yahudi was court musician for the Umayyad Caliph Al-Hakam I in Cordoba, Spain in the early ninth century. An historical source from...

Joseph Albarandi lived in Baghdad during the tenth century. Sources suggest that he was of Babylonian origin and probably lived his whole life in Baghdad. According to his...

Gil Aldema was born in the Borokhov neighborhood (today Giv'atayim), Israel. As a child, he played piano and violin and studied harmony under composer Paul Ben-Haim. In 1947, while serving in...

Haim Alexander (b. Berlin, 1915, immigrated in 1936, lives in Jerusalem), like Ehrlich, is also sometimes considered as one of the first generation, but indeed he acquired formative...

Composer Leon Algazi was born in Iepuresti, Romania in 1890. He studied music in Vienna and...

Samuel Alman was born in Sobolevka, Podolia in 1877. He began his musical education at the conservatory in Odessa and was a member of the Russian...

Yardena Alotin (Tel-Aviv, 1930-1994) is the only well known woman composer of her generation. She studied with Partos (also with Boskovich, Seter, Ben-Haim), and in 1975-6 she served as...

Born in Lvov, (today Ukraine), studied music in Vienna, and officiated as a cantor in Europe and South Africa before immigrating to the U.S. in 1961 where he was a...

Cantor-composer, teacher and Thalmudic-scholar. Born in Vilna. Studied Talmud in Courland and cantorial arts in Berdichev with Yeruham Blindman. Officiated as cantor in Slonim...

In the early 1960’s, Jo Amar was a Mizrahi music star. He combined ‘paytanut’ and poetry to create classic hits like “Barcelona,” “Ismach Moshe, “Shir Hashikor,” “Harini Shar,” and others. Amar...

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