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Jewish Composers (Classical)

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  • Franz Wachsmann (Waxman) (1906 - 1967)
    deutsch-amerikanischer Jazzpianist, Dirigent und Filmkomponist, der auch in der Emigration in hohem Maße erfolgreich war; Waxman erhielt für seine Filmmusiken 1951 und 1952 zweimal kurz h...
  • Arthur Victor Berger (1912 - 2003)
    Arthur Victor Berger (May 15, 1912 – October 7, 2003) was an American composer who has been described as a New Mannerist. Born in New York City, of Jewish descent,Berger studied as an undergra...
  • Leopold Godowsky, Ill (1938 - 2011)
    Pianist, composer and teacher, Leopold Godowsky III (1938--2011), heir to a great musical tradition, was the nephew of George Gershwin and grandson of the legendary pianist-composer Leopold Godowsky. ...
  • Mark Brunswick (1902 - 1971)
    Mark Brunswick ( January 6, 1902 – May 25/26, 1971) was an American composer of the Twentieth Century. He had only recently completed the second act of an opera based on Ibsen’s The Mas...
  • Victor Emanuel Bendix (1851 - 1926)
    Victor_Bendix Det menes at komponisten Victor Bendix var far til Augustas søn Victor. Det vakte en større skandale - også i offentligheden inde i København, da Augus...

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.