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Menachem Avidom (Mahler-Kalkstein)

Hebrew: מנחם אבידום
Birthplace: Stanislaviv (then Austria-Hungary), Ivano-Frankivsk, Ivano-Frankivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: Died in Tel Aviv, Israel
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Son of Mr. Mahler-Kalkstein
Father of <private> Avidom and <private> Avidom

Occupation: Israeli composer, Israel Proze in Music, 1961
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About Menachem Avidom

Menachem Avidom - מנחם אבידום (January 6, 1908 – August 5, 1995) was an Israeli composer. His Hebrew surname is the combination of the names of his daughters - Daniella and Miriam (Avi - the father of; D - for Daniella; O - and; M - for Miriam).


Avidom was born Mendel Mahler-Kalkstein in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary, in 1908. This put him in Poland after World War I. He emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1925 and, soon after, went to study at the American University of Beirut (from 1926 to 1928). After further studies at the Paris Conservatory (from 1928 to 1931), he moved to Tel Aviv, where he taught music theory. From 1945, he served as general secretary of the Israeli Philharmonic; in 1955 he was named director of ACUM, the Israeli Performing Rights Society.

He died in Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 5, 1995.

In 1961, Avidom was awarded the Israel Prize for music, in recognition of his opera Alexandra ha'Hashmonait.

About מנחם אבידום (עברית)

מנחם אבידום (6 בינואר 1908 - 5 באוגוסט 1995), היה מלחין ישראלי

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January 6, 1908
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ivano-Frankivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
August 5, 1995
Age 87
Tel Aviv, Israel