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Jewish Composers (Classical)

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  • 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...
  • Otto Klemperer (1885 - 1973)
    Klemperer (14 May 1885 – 6 July 1973) was a German conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading[citation needed] conductors of the 20th century.[1]Contents [show][edit]Bio...
  • Ernest "Ernst" Kanitz, Dr. jur. (1894 - 1978)
    A composer all his life, Ernest Kanitz was Professor in the Music School at the University of Southern California (USC) in the late 1940s-1950s, following forced emigration from Vienna in 1938. In Dece...
  • Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959)
    Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American composer. Bloch was born in Geneva and began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon afterwards. He studied ...

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.