Biographies

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

Engel, Hélène

Helene Engel is a classically trained singer, musicologist, composer, lyricist and arranger. A native of Paris, France, she is a specialist in Jewish folklore singing in Yiddish, Hebrew, and (…)
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Epstein Brothers

The Epstein Brothers Orchestra (also known as the Epstein Brothers) was a Jewish musical quartet from the United States which played mostly klezmer music. The four New York brothers were: Max (…)
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Erlanger, Jules (1830-1895)

Jules Erlanger was born in Wissembourg (Lower Rhine) in 1830 and died in Brussels on February 15, 1895. He was the son of Israël Susskind Erlander, Rabbi from Wissembourg, and brother of Michel (…)
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Franck, Jules (1858-1941)

Jules Franck was born in the French town of Nancy in 1858. A few years later, his family settled in Paris (1). In January 1873, Jules Franck sang with his brothers Gustave and Isaac in the choir (…)
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Frankel, Joseph (Lt) (1885-1953)

Joseph Frankel was born in Kiev, Russia (now Ukraine). A Kiev conservatory trained bandmaster and a band leader in the Tzarist army, he toured the US in 1904 leading the 14th Regiment Military (…)
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Fried, Avraham (1959)

Avraham Shabtaï HaCohen Friedman, also known as d’Avraham Fried (born March 22nd 1959 in New York) is an American Jewish singer with an international recognition in the chasidic circle. He belongs (…)
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Fuld, Leo (1912-1997)

Leo Fuld was one of the last popular Yiddish singers. His career started long before world war II and ended when he died in 1997. Before the second world war, Fuld was already a very famous (…)
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Gerovitch, Eliezer (1844-1914)

Born in Kitaigorod, in the province of Kiev, in Russia, in 1844, Eliezer Mordechai ben Yitschak Gerowitsch received a religious education in various Yeshivoth (institutions that provided a (…)
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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 the age of 12. After the war, he emigrated to Paris (…) Read more

Goldberg, Lea (1911 - 1970)

Poetess, author of books in prose for children and grown-ups, playwright, translator and specialist of literature, Lea (Leah) Goldberg is a monument of Israeli literature. Her texts inspired many (…)
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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 (…)