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 shows a disposition for music at a very early age. After a brief stay in Jerusalem (1905) during which he becomes acquainted with (…) Read more

Alkan, Charles-Valentin (1813-1888)

Charles-Valentin Alkan ( November 3Oth 1813 – March 29th 1888), is 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 is born in Sobolevka (Russia), in 1877. Sixth child of a family of 14 children, his father is a talmudist and musician, and his mother is an amateur poet. At the age of 5 he sings in (…) Read more

Argov, Zohar (1955-1987)

Zohar Argov, whose real name is Zohar Orkabi is 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. Social life went also well between the different religious (…)
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Atlan, Françoise

Artist with two cultures, endowed of a unique vocal expression, style and technique, her Judeo-Berber roots brought her naturally to be a lover of the Mediterranean vocal heritage, in particular (…)
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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, and two younger sisters, Celia and Julia. When Minnie and (…) 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 (…)