United States

Shlomo Carlebach

Rabbi, composer and performer

Rabbi, composer and performer. Shlomo Carlebach was born in Berlin, Germany. In 1939, he moved to the U.S. where he began his music career. Carlebach is considered by many to be the foremost Jewish religious songwriter. He recorded over 25 albums, composed up to 5,000 songs, and performed all around the world.

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1925-1994

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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