Collector

Max Wohlberg

Hungarian-born liturgical scholar, composer and cantor
Max Wohlberg was born in Humene (today in Ukraine). He immigrated to the U.S. in 1923, where he sang in the choir of the Metropolitan Opera and held several positions as cantor. From 1952 he was professor of liturgy at the Cantors' School of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York (now the H. L. Miller Cantorial School). As a composer, Wholberg mainly wrote modern melodies to liturgical texts. 
 
1907-1996

Joseph Yasser

Jewish music researcher & collector

Jewish music researcher & collector. Born in Lodz, Poland. Studied in Moscow, and in 1923 moved to the US. Worked as an organist in various synagogues and was one of the founders of the American Musicological Society. His research deals with theories of tonality, Russian music, and Jewish music (Biblical instruments, Biblical cantillation, etc.)

1893 - 1981

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