Theodore Holdheim

Israeli composer
1923-1985

Born in Berlin, Germany, and immigrated to Palestine in 1933, settling in Kibbutz Bet-Alfa. Studied music in Israel and in the U.S., and continued to study science in Israel. Was very active as an educator in Israel in the fields of music and science. His compositional style was based on writing communicative and easily-accessible music. He has written music for Kibbutz events. His other works include operas, cantatas, works for orchestra, choir, theater and chamber music.

Sources: Encyclopedia Judaica, IMI.

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