German Jews

Curt Sachs

American musicologist of German birth, founders of modern organology

Born in Berlin, Sachs studied piano, music theory and composition as a youth in that city. He began a career as an art historian, but promptly became more devoted to music, eventually being appointed director of the Staatliche Instrumentensammlung, a large collection of musical instruments. He reorganised and restored much of the collection, and his career as an organologist began. In 1933, following Nazi persecution, Sachs moved to Paris, and later to the United States, where he settled in New York City.


Vollständiger Jahrgang von Terzett-und Chorgesängen der Synagoge in München‎


Collection of trios and choir songs of the synagogue in Munich, for the entire yearly cycle.
Collected in three volumes: 1st vol.: 27 songs, recitatives and responses for the Sabbath.
2nd vol.: 39 general songs and songs for Shlosha Regalim: Sukkot, Pesach and Shavu’ot.
3rd vol.: 95 songs for This’a Be’av, Purim and High Holidays.

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