*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.
*Taking What's Available and Making Something Beautiful* David Amram is a singular force in the music world.
The Milken Archive of Jewish Music is the most ambitious project of its kind, chronicling and cataloging 350 years of Judaism in the new world through music.
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Founder Recorded for the Milken Archive The Milken Archive of Jewish Music mourns the loss of Sir Neville Marriner[artists/view/sir-neville-marriner/], the prolific maestro who, with the Academy and Chorus of St Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted the Archive’s landmark recording of composer Thomas Beveridge’s interfaith oratorio Yizkor Requiem[http://music/volumes/view/odes-and-epics/work/yizkor-requiem/].
Dear Friends, As we reflect on the year 5776, those of us at the Milken Archive are especially grateful to Jewish music fans around the world for your interest and enthusiasm throughout the year.
A New *Year*, a New *Site*, a New *Album* and Our* Biggest Giveaway Ever*! *Update: This promotion has now ended. * It has been a busy summer here at the Milken Archive. We have been hard at work on creating a brand new website.
Episode 13 of American Jewish Music from the Milken Archive with Leonard Nimoy* *concludes the marathon series with a journey to the heart of the Milken Archive of Jewish Music itself.
There are many threads that resonate throughout Jewish history, in one way or another impacting our lives today. Two such threads that have regrettably persisted are destruction and expulsion; so much so, that there is a three-week period dedicated to their contemplation.
Ask the question “Who is the greatest Jewish composer?” and many will say Ernest Bloch. The Swiss-born Jew, who became an important figure on the American scene, composed a host of works connected to his Jewish identity and the liturgy.
What started out as instrumental music to be played at Jewish events has become an art form so closely associated with Jewish tradition that it’s often the first music that comes to mind when we think of a Jewish celebration.