Opera

Aron Marko Rothmüller

Singer, composer and author

Born in Trnjani (today Ukraine). Studied in Zagreb and Vienna (1928-1932), was an opera singer, and performed across Europe. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1955, where he taught voice at Indiana University. Rothmüller composed chamber and choral music, and Sephardic and Ashkenazi songs. According to Eliot Kahn,[1] Rothmüller identified 20 of his compositions as Jewish music. As an author he published The Music of the Jews.

1908-1993

Robert Starer

Composer

Born in Vienna, and came to Palestine after the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany. After serving in the British Air Force, he settled in the U.S. where he taught at several academies. As a composer, Starer wrote music for ballet, opera, concerti, and in several other styles and genres. His compositions include works with Jewish themes or Hebrew texts, such as: Kohelet, Sabbath Eve Service, among others.

1924-2001

Moshe Rudinow

Cantor

Moshe Rudinow was born in Liubech, Ukraine. He was orphaned at the age of eight, and was placed in the custody of Gedaliah Weinhause, a local cantor. Already at a young age he appeared as a cantor in the local synagogues. In 1904 he was brought to Kiev, where he lived with his uncle and joined the Brodski Synagogue choir.

1891-1953

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