Read the biographies and discover the works of the people involved with Jewish music.

Adler, Israel (1925-2009)

Researcher, founder and former head of the Jewish Music Research Centre 1925-2009
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Algazi, Léon (1890-1971)

Born in Epuresti (Romania) on February 6, 1890, Léon Algazi displayed a disposition for music at a very early age. After a brief stay in Jerusalem (1905) during which he became acquainted with (…) Read more

Alkan, Charles-Valentin (1813-1888)

Charles-Valentin Alkan ( November 3Oth 1813 – March 29th 1888), was a composer and precocious musician like Mozart, with a solid technique just like Liszt, and friend of Chopin (who “gave” him his (…)
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Alman, Samuel (1877-1947)

Samuel Alman was born in Sobolevka (Russia), in 1877. The sixth child of a family of 14 children, his father was a talmudist and musician, and his mother an amateur poet. At the age of 5 he sang (…) Read more

Argov, Zohar (1955-1987)

Zohar Argov, whose real name is Zohar Orkabi was an Israeli singer, born in the city of Rishon LeZion in Israel, on July 16, 1955.
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Arom, Simha (1930)

Simha Arom is a musician and a world-known ethnomusicologist, specialized in traditional music, especially from Central Africa. He also collected music from Ethiopian Jews when they arrived in (…)
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Arrouasse, Maurice (1932-2017)

Born in Tlemcen (Algeria) on July 31, 1932, in a brotherhood of ten children, Maurice Arrouasse comes from a modest but happy family. The social life went also well between the different (…)
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Atlan, Françoise

An artist of two cultures, endowed with a unique vocal expression, style and technique, her Judeo-Berber roots brought her naturally to be a lover of the Mediterranean vocal heritage, in (…)
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Barraine, Elsa (1910-1999)

Daughter of Mathieu Barraine, solo cellist in the orchestra of the Paris Opera, who was removed from this position during the nazi occupation, like the Jewish musicians of the orchestra, Elsa (…)
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Barry Sisters

Myrna and Clara were born in the Bronx, New York, to Ashkenazi Jewish parents, Herman and Ester, from Russia and Austria, respectively. They have two younger sisters, Celia and Julia. When Minnie (…) Read more

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Gerro, Henri (vers 1919-1980)

Henri Gerro (Roizman) was born on August 31, 1919 in Rovno (Volhynia Province), nowadays in Ukraine. He began performing on the Polish stage at (…)

Inger, Richard (about 1915-1980)

Richard Inger was born on January 2, 1915 in Germany. He studied singing in Vienna. In 1942, he was deported to a concentration camp and owed (…)