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Jewish Composers (Classical)

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  • 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 ...
  • Oscar Nathan Straus (1870 - 1954)
    ) ) Oscar Nathan Straus (6 March 1870 – 11 January 1954) was a Viennese composer of operettas and film scores and songs. He also wrote about 500 cabaret songs, chamber music, and orchestral an...
  • Max (Mordecai) Ettinger (1874 - 1951)
    Max Ettinger (born 27 December 1874 in Lemberg ; died 19 July 1951 in Basel) was an Austrian-German-Swiss composer and conductor. Life Ettinger was the grandson of the Chief Rabbi of Lemberg and th...

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.