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Jewish Composers (Classical)

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  • Dr. Egon Josef Wellesz (1885 - 1974)
    : Egon Wellesz – a classical of the modern age Had there been a survey in March 1938 in Austria asking who were among the most important composers in our country, the name of Egon Welles...
  • Stefan Wolpe (1902 - 1972)
    Stefan Wolpe (August 25, 1902 – April 4, 1972) was a German-born composer. Contents [show] Life[edit] Wolpe was born in Berlin. He attended the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory from the ag...
  • Fredric Myrow (1939 - 1999)
    Composer Fred Myrow was born on July 16, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York. His grandfather was music publishing giant, producer and manager Irving Mills and his father was noted composer Josef Myrow (he wrot...
  • Lan Adomian (1905 - 1979)
    ¿QUIÉN ERA LAN ADOMIAN? Por Ramón Fernández Palmeral La noticia de Información del viernes 14 de abril 2006, pág. 53, dice que el compositor Carlos Cruz de...
  • Marcus Samuel Blitzstein (1905 - 1964)
    Marcus Samuel Blitzstein, better known as Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964), was an American composer, lyricist, and librettist.[1] He won national attention in 1937 when his ...

This project is an invitation to add profiles of composers who identify as Jews or are ethnically Jewish. Another project may be created for Jewish composers of popular music. At times the lines may seem blurred with such composers as George Gershwin and Kurt Weill, whom I am including here.