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Yehudi Wyner is among the most decorated of contemporary American composers. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Rome Prize, and two Guggenheim Fellowships. He received the Institute of ...>

 
Though the adage “like father, like son” remains a salient expression, the world of music has not produced a wealth famous father-son pairs. Leopold and Wolfgang Mozart and Johann and ...>

 
Uptown–Downtown  Like most artists in the American Yiddish theater, the “big four” all had aspirations toward bigger and better things. It’s true, I think, that the Yiddish theater did provide a ...>

 
Odessa Papa Among the “Big Four” composers of Second Avenue Yiddish Theater, Alexander Olshanetsky had the longest name, but unfortunately the shortest life. Born in Odessa in 1892, Olshanetsky showed musical ...>

 
One Could Really Live, but They Won't Let You To say that Sholom Secunda's family did not have high hopes for him would be, well, kind. According to a biography by ...>

 
Summer Stock—In Yiddish For many in the theater business, summer means work. From Shakespeare in the Park to opera under the stars, summer stock theater companies lure committed patrons and newbies ...>

 
Choral sonorities of children’s voices have played an important historical as well as sociological role in both sacred and secular music of Jewish life. One could divide such music into ...>

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Not entirely unlike many other faiths and ritually oriented belief systems, especially those with some foundations in biblical as well as early postbiblical Judaic developments, Jewish religious life is marked ...>

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This volume comprises recorded replications of synagogue services or self-contained sections of services, presented here in their musical totality and flow, but without any of the spoken English interpolations that ...>

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In the Ashkenazi rite, the formal First S’liḥot service takes place at midnight on the Saturday prior to Rosh Hashana and is now most often referred to simply as s’liḥot. ...>

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