Conductor

Yitzhak Aviezer

Music Director and Producer for Voice of Israel in Arabic, composer, and conductor

Former Music Director and Producer for Voice of Israel in Arabic, composer, and conductor. Immigrated to Israel 1951. Initiated innovative recordings and performances within the Israel Broadcasting Authority framework. 

See his biography in The Scribe.

 

See Yitzhak Aviezer’s YouTube channel for several recordings of his compositions:

1936-

Trial of Strength: Wilhelm Furtwangler in the Third Reich

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Documents the controversial career of conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwangler, who chose to remain in Germany and work with the Nazi Party throughout the war despite his open criticism of the regime. Details his complex relationship with Jewish musicians. Includes photographs and important documents from his life.

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Books
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1994

Art, Ideology & Ecomomics in Nazi Germany: The Reich Chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Illustrates how Nazi officials used economic and professional incentives to persuade artists - including musicians, composers, and conductors - to support the regime. Includes and extensive bibliography and an index.

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Books
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1993

Samuel Adler

American composer, conductor, author, and professor

Samuel Adler was born in Mannheim, Germany (1928). His father was Hugo Chaim Adler, a cantor and composer. The family came to the United States in 1939, where Hugo became the cantor of Temple Emanuel in Worcester, Massachusetts. There the young Samuel Adler displayed his musical talents at an early age. He became his father’s choir director when he was only thirteen and remained at that post until he began his university studies. 

1928-

Nathan Shahar

Arranger, composer, conductor and musicologost

Natan Shachar began his academic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he studied economics and international relations. In those years he also studied at the Rubin Academy of Music. Until he began studying musicology, Natan Shachar was famous as a music teacher, conductor of choirs, and songwriter. Among the songs he composed were songs that won first prizes at various music festivals.

1937- 2021

Moshe Wilensky

Israeli musician, composer & lyricist

Moshe Wilensky was born in 1910 in Warsaw, Poland. During the first World War, his family emigrated to Russia where they stayed until 1917, when they returned to Warsaw. In his youth, he studied at the "Eskela" Jewish Gymnasium, where the Hebrew was taught in addition to general studies.

1910- 1997

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