THE JACQUES ARNOLD COLLECTION

Ashkenazic cantorial singing

Formed in the Séminaire Israélite de France by masters such as Léon Algazi or Alberto Hemsi, Jacques Arnold officiated as a cantor during almost ten years, in particular in the small synagogue of rue Picpus in Paris (Rotschild Foundation).

The documents that he patiently gathered all along his carrier comprised in 2018 around 200 documents : mainly vinyl records of the best cantors as well as magnetic tapes collected during the 1970’s.

Now settled in Jerusalem as a happy retired man, Jacques Arnold dedicates a part of his time for the European Institute for Jewish Music by bringing his precious help to the identification of our audio archives (audio cassettes and magnetic tapes) for the purposes of detailed cataloging. 

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These archives are now available in the catalogue of our collections (browse the Jacques Arnold collection) or by making an appointment with the European Institute of Jewish Music (contact@iemj.org).

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