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Jewish Composers (Classical)

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  • Herbert Julius Zipper (1904 - 1997)
    Several sources including the following: Basic birth data from IKG-Wien Archives courtesy of 116818 1904 1080 1 Wien Zipper Herbert J. Emil / Regina R./Westr* Further detail...
  • Jacques Jacob Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
    La Belle Helene - La Vita è Bella - Barcarolle , Orpheus in the Underworld Overture , "Orphée aux Enfers" Galop Infernal (Can can) , "La belle Hélène" Overture . J...
  • Salamone Rossi (1570 - 1630)
    Italy: Salome Rossi Between Worlds The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive In the late Renaissance, at the height of Mantua’s artistic splendor, a young Jewish violinist burst through the barriers...
  • Erwin Schulhof (1894 - 1942)
    Erwin Schulhoff (8 June 1894 – 18 August 1942) was a Czech composer and pianist. Contents [show] [edit]Life Born in Prague of Jewish-German origin, Schulhoff was one of the brightest figures...
  • 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...

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.