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Jewish Composers (Classical)

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  • Hans (Jan) Carl Krasa (1899 - 1944)
    Birth Praha HBMa2557 Born 30. 11. 1899 Last residence before deportation: Prague I Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague I, Konviktská 5 Transport Ba, no. 67 (1...
  • Viktor Ullmann (1898 - 1944)
    Quelle: ORF (Fernsehdokumentation anlässlich der Neuinszenierung der Oper "Der Kaiser von Atlantis" im November 2013: Composer Viktor Ullmann, a pupil of Schönberg and promising musicia...
  • Bernard Max Herrmann (1911 - 1975)
    Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer known for his work in motion pictures. An Academy Award-winner (for The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941; later re...
  • Dr. Egon Josef Wellesz (1885 - 1974)
    : Egon Wellesz – a classical of the modern age Had there been a survey in March 1938 in Austria asking who were among the most important composers in our country, the name of Egon Welles...
  • Stefan Wolpe (1902 - 1972)
    Stefan Wolpe (August 25, 1902 – April 4, 1972) was a German-born composer. Contents [show] Life[edit] Wolpe was born in Berlin. He attended the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory from the ag...

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.