Conductor

Yitzhak Aviezer

Music Director and Producer for Voice of Israel in Arabic, composer, and conductor

Former Music Director and Producer for Voice of Israel in Arabic, composer, and conductor. Immigrated to Israel 1951. Initiated innovative recordings and performances within the Israel Broadcasting Authority framework. 

See his biography in The Scribe.

 

See Yitzhak Aviezer’s YouTube channel for several recordings of his compositions:

1936-

Trial of Strength: Wilhelm Furtwangler in the Third Reich

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Documents the controversial career of conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwangler, who chose to remain in Germany and work with the Nazi Party throughout the war despite his open criticism of the regime. Details his complex relationship with Jewish musicians. Includes photographs and important documents from his life.

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Books
Year: 
1994

Art, Ideology & Ecomomics in Nazi Germany: The Reich Chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Illustrates how Nazi officials used economic and professional incentives to persuade artists - including musicians, composers, and conductors - to support the regime. Includes and extensive bibliography and an index.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1993

Richard Newman

Composer, Arranger, Conductor, and Teacher

Richard Jacob Newman is a composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher. Neumann was born on January 20, 1915 in the Ukraine, the son of Cantor Karl Neumann. 

He graduated from the Prague Conservatory and received a master's degree from the Vienna Academy of Music.

1915- 1984

Avraham Slep

Conductor & music educator; active in the musical life of the Vilna ghetto

Avraham Slep, composer, teacher, conductor, and arranger, was born in 1884. It is not known where he was born or where he received his musical education.

Slep began his career as a singing teacher at the Vilna Jewish School. There he conducted a choir that brought him professional fame.

In the mid-20s, Slep became a professor of solfege at the Vilna Institute of Jewish Music, among whose teachers was Eliyahu Malkin, the teacher of Yasha Heifetz.

1884-1942

Samuel Adler

American composer, conductor, author, and professor

Samuel Adler was born in Mannheim, Germany (1928). His father was Hugo Chaim Adler, a cantor and composer. The family came to the United States in 1939, where Hugo became the cantor of Temple Emanuel in Worcester, Massachusetts. There the young Samuel Adler displayed his musical talents at an early age. He became his father’s choir director when he was only thirteen and remained at that post until he began his university studies. 

1928-

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