The Undying Flame: Ballads and Songs of the Holocaust


Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Piano arrangements and guitar chords for 110 Holocaust-era songs in sixteen languages, with singable English translations. Includes introductory notes for each piece as well as a CD with fifteen songs performed by the editor.

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George Gershwin's songbook: Influences of Jewish music, ragtime and Jazz

Doctoral dissertation (University of Kentucky. The 18 piano transcriptions in the "George Gershwin song-book" reflect Gershwin's abilities as a pianist and his fascination with the early 20th music. In America's melting-pot of cultures, the influences of ragtime, jazz and traditional Jewish music may be found. Gershwin wrote for the piano in a remarkable free fresh and innovative fashion. Improvisations as a genre and not as a style are brilliantly captured in this opus.

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Israeli folk music: songs of the early pioneers

Songs for voice and piano, arr. by various composers from Israeli folk songs. With a foreword and an afterword by Philip V. Bohlman. Hebrew words (romanized); Hebrew characters and English translations printed as texts. Includes critical and analytical commentary, as well as bibliographical references.
Contents: Havu L’venim (הבו לבנים) / Kurt Weill
Gam Hayom (גם היום) / Darius Milhaud
Ra’inu Amalenu (ראינו עמלנו) / Arthur Honegger

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Rafael Schächter

Choral director & opera conductor in Theresienstadt (Terezín)

Rafael Schächter was born May 27, 1905, in Braila (Rumania). After World War I, Schächter moved to Brno, where he began his formal musical studies. He continued his studies at the Prague Conservatory of Music, where he received degrees in composition and conducting, and at the Master School, in piano. After graduating, Schächter formed a successful Chamber Music Opera, and was a sought after vocal coach.