Cantor

Hugo Adler

Cantor and composer in Germany and later in the US

Hugo Adler was born in Antwerp, Belgium. He sang in the choir of Yossele Roenblatt in Hamburg, officiated as cantor in the Haupt-Synagoge in Mannheim, Germany (1921-1939), and studied composition with Ernst Toch. In 1939, he immigrated to the US, and there he officiated as cantor at Temple Emanuel in Worcester, Massachusetts from 1940 until his death in 1955.

1894-1955

Leibele Waldman

Cantor

Cantor. Born in New York, USA. Officiated as cantor in Boston, Passaic, and New York, and sang on the radio. Made many recordings of both liturgical pieces and Yiddish religious folksongs.

1907-1969

David Putterman

Cantor

Born in New York City, USA. Studied with leading cantors of his time (Zeidel Rovner, Josef Rosenblatt, et al.) and was a popular cantor who performed in concerts and on the radio. Founded a project which consisted of commissioning various famous composers to compose music for the synagogue. A collection of his compositions was published in 1979.

1900-1979

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