Video : Alberto Hemsi, a composer serving Sephardic culture

Made with the archives of the EIJM

Video presented as part of the conference Coplas Sefardies - Judeo-Spanish songs by Alberto Hemsi in Hanover on March 22nd, 2018 by Hervé Roten, director of the European Institute for Jewish Music.

Over 300 documents of the Alberto Hemsi holdings are kept on the premises of the IEMJ. It consists mainly of photos and scores bequeathed by Myriam Capelutto Hemsi, the widow of the composer.


In 2015 is released the CD Coplas Safardies, 5th disc in the collection « Musical Heritage of the Jews of France » published by the editions of theEIJM. A collection of Judeo-Spanish songs for piano and vocals, composed by Alberto Hemsi from 230 poems and melodies collected in the Sephardic communities of the old Ottoman empire.

10 volumes of music scores of the Coplas Sefardies will follow between1932.






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