Biographies

Ph.D (1992) from the Hebrew University; Chair of the Department of Musicology at the Hebrew...

Yosef Hadar was born in Tel Aviv in 1926 to a musical family. His mother Yafa and his father Yehiel were both members of the Israeli Opera under Golinkin, and of...

Born in Hungary on 5 March 1932 to a characteristically assimilated Hungarian-Jewish family and having survived the Holocaust (a subject he rarely commented on), André...

Artur Rubinstein Professor Emeritus of Musicology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Research interests: word-tone relations in music and theory from the Greeks to the seventeenth century;...

Born in Praga (near Warsaw). After serving as a cantor in Poland and Germany, he moved to London, and worked there as a cantor until his death. Among his compositions are oratorios, cantatas...

Natan Yonatan, Nahum Heiman's friend and writing partner says about his friend (in the opening of Heiman's song collection): "The name Nahche sings in the ears of thousands of Israeli...

Born in Kasaba, Turkey. Studied music in Izmir, and later in Milan. Worked as musical director in various synagogues in Egypt (1927-1957) and in France (from 1958). Collected many traditional...

Yankele Hershkowitz, a tailor by trade, was a popular street performer in the Lodz ghetto. He composed and performed satirical songs pertaining to major...

Mordekhai Hershman was born in Chernigov and from an early age was an active participant in several synagogue choirs. His first post was as a hazzan in Zhitomir, but he...

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