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Jewish Composers (Classical)

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  • Jacques 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 . Jacques Offenbach (20 June 18...
  • Dr. Ernst Toch (1887 - 1964)
    Ernst Toch (German pronunciation: [%CB%88tox]; 7 December, 1887, Leopoldstadt, Vienna 2 — 1 October, 1964, Santa Monica) was a composer of classical music and film scores. Contents [show] [edit]B...
  • Fanny Cecilia Hensel (1805 - 1847)
    Fanny Cäcilie Mendelssohn (November 14, 1805 – May 14, 1847), later Fanny Hensel, was a German pianist and composer, and was the sister of Felix Mendelssohn; they were both the grandchildren of the phi...
  • Paul Abraham Dukas (1865 - 1935)
    Sorcerer's Apprentice - Paul Abraham Dukas cf Paul Abraham Dukas (1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. A studious man, of retiring personality, he was...
  • Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
    Arnold Schoenberg (pronounced [%CB%88a%CB%90%C9%90%CC%AFn%C9%94lt ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k]; 13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian composer, associated with the expressionist movement in German poe...

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.