Yehudi Wyner is one of America’s most decorated composers. Among his more than 100 compositions for orchestra, chamber ensembles, chorus, and solo voices and instruments are several profound meditations on Jewish experience.
The first Jewish voices in the new world almost didn’t make it. As Sephardim, they were evicted from Spain and fled to Amsterdam, from which they later sailed to Brazil. Fearing a new Inquisition there, they fled once again to New Amsterdam in 1654.
Though Jack Gottlieb (1930–2011) was fascinated by music from a young age, his musical calling came later.
Radio Seferad's English Corner host Linda Jimenez was joined by our curator, Jeff Janeczko, to talk about the Milken Archive's founding, collections, and themes. Listen to the entire *20 minute interview here. *
In the 1960s, music was at the center of a massive cultural shift in America, led by young activists and artists, with prominent Jewish participants on both sides of the equation.
When composer Joelle Wallach stood atop the watchtower at the Birkenau death camp on a cool, rainy day, she looked out over the remnants of dilapidated smokestacks and perceived a “forest of chimneys.
2016 was a fulfilling year for the Milken Archive. We launched a new website, gave away over 10,000 tracks, and gained thousands of new fans. But it is not wise to dwell too much on the past.
Hanukkah begins Saturday evening, and ends on January 1st of next year! So we'd like to share two more items to brighten your holidays.
This Hanukkah, EVERYONE WINS nine (8+1) works of peace, freedom, and hope, sung by children's choirs from around the world. Enter by December 19th to get 9 tracks of music for peace, freedom and hope.
*Singer, composer, collector of Hassidic niggunim was "a living library of song"* Ben Zion Shenker, renowned singer, composer, and collector of Hassidic niggunim, has died. He was 91 and lived in Brooklyn, New York.