Biographies

Joel Walbe was born in Shepetovka, Volhynia (today Ukraine). As a boy, his education was standard for wealthy Jewish families in...

Cantor. Born in New York, USA. Officiated as cantor in ...

Bruno Walter was a German-born conductor, pianist and composer. He widely considered to be one of the great conductors of the 20th century.

Full biography at...

Born in Argentina, lives in Israel since 1958.

PhD degree in Musicology at the Tel Aviv University (1986); BA and MA in Musicology and piano at the Conservatorio...

Kurt Julian Weill was born in Dessau, Germany in 1900. His father was a cantor and his mother had rabbinical roots. After establishing himself with several satirical...

Salcia Weinberg (Shure Licht) was born in 1878 in Przemysl, Austro-Hungarian Galicia. Like Prager,...

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Leó Weiner was born in Budapest. He had his first music and piano lessons from his brother, and later studied at the Academy of Music in Budapest, studying with...

Max Weinreich was a Russian Jewish linguist, specializing in sociolinguistics and Yiddis. His son is the linguist Uriel Weinreich.

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