Composers

Alexander Tansman

Polish composer

Born in Lodz, Poland, studied music in his hometown and in Warsaw. Moved to Paris in 1921, spent WWII (1941-1946) in the US, but returned to Paris in 1946. Tansman incorporated Jewish elements into his works and was influenced by the neo-classical style.

Sources: Abravanel, Claude, and Yulia Kreinin. "Tansman, Alexander." Encyclopaedia Judaica.

1897-1986
Picture from Polish Music Center

Alexander Weprik

Composer

Born in Balta (today Ukraine), and studied at conservatories in Leipzig, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. Later taught at the Moscow Conservatory (1924-1942). His compositions include orchestral and choral works as well as chamber music, some which contain Jewish themes.

1899-1958

Robert Starer

Composer

Born in Vienna, and came to Palestine after the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany. After serving in the British Air Force, he settled in the U.S. where he taught at several academies. As a composer, Starer wrote music for ballet, opera, concerti, and in several other styles and genres. His compositions include works with Jewish themes or Hebrew texts, such as: Kohelet, Sabbath Eve Service, among others.

1924-2001

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