Israel Rabinovitch - Publications
Israel Rabinovitch - Biography
Born in Byten, Russia, acquired his first musical knowledge from home and from playing in a Klezmer band. Immigrated to Canada in 1911 where he continued studying and playing. While living in Montreal Rabinovitch published various writings on Jewish music and edited the Canadian Jewish Eagle.
Shulamit Ran - Biography
Pulitzer Prize winning Israeli Composer, currently serving on faculty at the University of Chicago.
For full biography via the University of Chicago Department of Music website, click here.
Ran's personal website, including biography and list of compositions, can be accessed here:
Jacob Rappaport - Publications
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Jacob Rappaport - Biography
Born in Telenesht, Bessarabia. As a child he studied with Zeidel Rovner, and started performing as a cantor at the age of 18. He immigrated to the United stated in 1920. There he held different cantorial positions, and devoted himself to composing, most notably cantorial recitatives.
Menashe Ravina - Biography
Born in Pereyaslavl, Ukraine. Studied music in Germany, immigrated to Palestine in 1924 where he became very active in the local music scene. Ravina published books and articles on different aspects of Jewish music and composed Hebrew folk songs, children's songs, and several piano pieces.
Shlomo Ravitz - Biography
Karel Reiner - Biography
Karel Reiner, composer and pianist, born June 27, 1910 in Žatec (Western Bohemia). Reiner studied law and musicology at the Charles University in Prague, and composition at the Master School under Josef Suk and Alois Hába. Aside from his interest in composition, Reiner was a talented pianist, dedicated to propagating contemporary music throughout Europe. Reiner concertized regularly and was a sought after accompanist until the Nazi occupying forces in the Czech territories issued a ban on public performances by Jewish musicians.
Shelomo Zalman Rivlin - Publications
Shelomo Zalman Rivlin - Biography
Born in Jerusalem where he officiated as cantor at the Shirat Israel Synagogue for 60 years. He trained many of today's notable Israeli cantors, some of whom sang in the "Shirat Israel" cantor choir that was established by Rivlin. Through his compositions published in his Shirei Shlomo, he tried to create a musical style that fuses the European and the Oriental traditions.
Sources: Encyclopedia Judaica