David Broza, Israeli singer and song-writer. Born September 4, 1955. His fusion of popular and Spanish music styles and messages of peace have inspired Hebrew music for over 40 years.
Moritz (Moshe) Henle, celebrated Hazzan (Cantor), born August 7, 1850 in Germany. Henle’s music influenced the liturgical style of Jewish communities throughout Western Europe and North America.
Happy birthday to Neil Diamond, born January 24, 1941. May your music continue to bring all of us strength for many years to come.
To listen to The Jazz Singer soundtrack and other Diamond songs, please visit his official site at http://www.neildiamond.com/music/jazz-singer/
Samuel Adler’s musical arrangement To Celebrate A Miracle brings to life the awe and inspiration of the Chanukah story. Incorporating 9 of the holiday’s instantly recognizable melodies, Adler’s composition encourages listeners to connect with the joy of the holiday and to embrace the hope of future redemption.
To listen to a recording and for more information about this work, please visit http://www.milkenarchive.org/music/volumes/view/cycle-of-life-in-synagogue-and-home/work/to-celebrate-a-miracle/
For more information about Samuel Adler, please visit http://www.milkenarchive.org/artists/view/samuel-adler/
Herman Leopoldi, composer of the Buchenwald song (“Buchenwaldlied”), August 15, 1888 – June 28, 1959. The camp commandant organized a song competition soon after the camp opened. Leopoldi and his partner Fritz Lohner-Beda wrote the winning entry, although a non-Jewish kapo submitted it to the contest. The camp guards would command prisoners to sing the Buchenwaldlied as a way to cover up the sounds of torture and other acts of cruelty and murder. Some prisoners found meaning in this song as a symbol of resistance. Singing of freedom and the future gave them the opportunity to express their hopes for the demise of their captors.
To listen to a recording of the song, please click here.
See here for a video recording of the Ensemble Choral Copernic sing his Adon Olam in concert at the Rykestrassse Synagogue in Berlin, Dec. 23, 2012, as well as for a link to the score and the full text of Sulzer’s seminal work Shir Zion.
Celebrating Bronislaw Huberman’s birthday – violinist, founder of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, he did not live to see it become the Israel Symphony Orchestra.