Biographies

Josef Tal (b. Pine, Germany 1910 - Jerusalem 2008, immigrated in 1934), composer, pianist, conductor, and lecturer, has gained an exceptional reception in the last decades. As one of the most...

Born in Lodz, Poland, studied music in his hometown and in Warsaw. Moved to Paris in 1921, spent WWII (1941-1946) in the US, but returned to Paris in 1946. Tansman incorporated Jewish elements...

Picture from Polish Music Center

Dave Tarras was born in Ternovka, near Uman, and immigrated to New York in 1921. He was one of the most famous Klezmer musicians of the 20th century.

Extended biography, including...

Born in Cracow, Poland. After the holocaust, he immigrated to Palestine, where he worked as a cantor in Tel- Aviv. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1957, and officiated as cantor in New York and...

Born in Oppido Lucano, Italy. At birth given the name Johannes. In 1102 converted to Judaism, and in order to further his study of Judaism traveled to Constantinople, Baghdad, and...

Boris Thomashevsky, son of Yiddish actor and playwright Pincas Thomashevsky, was born in Tarasche, a small town near Kiev, Ukraine in 1868. He immigrated to the United States in 1881, and...

Full biography in Milken Archive.

See biography in MIlken Archive.

Richard Tucker was born in New York, U.S.A. In addition to his work as Hazzan, he was a highly regarded American opera tenor.

In Memoriam
 
The Jewish Music Music Research Centre bemoans the loss of Victor Tunkel, avid collector and scholar of Jewish music, who passed away on...

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