Born in Pereyaslavl, Ukraine. Studied music in Germany, immigrated to Palestine in 1924 where he became very active in the local music scene. Ravina published books and articles on different aspects of Jewish music and composed Hebrew folk songs, children's songs, and several piano pieces.
Born in Byten, Russia, acquired his first musical knowledge from home and from playing in a Klezmer band. Immigrated to Canada in 1911 where he continued studying and playing. While living in Montreal Rabinovitch published various writings on Jewish music and edited the Canadian Jewish Eagle.
Isaac Eliyahu Navon was born in Adrianpole (today Edirne) on May 17, 1859. His father, Rabbi Eliyahu Navon, was one of the Jewish intellectuals and public figures in Adrianpole, a city which had, from the seventeenth century until WWI, one of the most prosperous communities of Sephardic Jews in the Ottoman Empire.
Born in Furth, Germany. Worked as cantor in various cities in Europe, including Prague and Frankfurt. Known for his volume Te'udat Shelomo which contains synagogue musical practices of his time and personal reminiscences.