Moses Michail Milner (Melnikoff)

Composer
1883-1953

Moses Michael Milner was born in Rokitno, Ukraine. He sang with famous cantors in Kiev, later studying music in Kiev and in St. Petersburg, where he participated in the founding of the Society for Jewish Folk Music (1908). He composed many works based on Jewish themes, as well as Jewish liturgical works. Apart from Jewish music, Milner wrote choral and orchestral works, operas, piano pieces, songs and incidental theater music.

Sources:

1. Nulman, Macy. Concise Encyclopedia of Jewish Music, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1975.

2. Bar-Dayan, Haim. "Milner, Moses Michael." Encyclopaedia Judaica. Eds. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Vol. 14. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 257-258.

Further reading:

Weisser Albert. The Modern Renaissance of Jewish Music.

Miller, B, F. Mikhail (Moshe) Milner: the Jewish composer in Russia as bridge between tradition and innovation.

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