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Special Feature

Getting Started with the Milken Archive


A two-part guide in exploring the music, artists, and history of the Milken Archive collection.

 
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30th Anniversary

Our Mission & History


Learn how the Milken Archive has helped preserve music of the American Jewish experience

 

FEATURED MUSIC

VOLUME 1

Jewish Voices in the New World

The Song of Prayer in Colonial and 19th-Century America

VOLUME 2

A Garden Eastward

Sephardi and Near Eastern Inspiration

VOLUME 3

SEDER T'FILLOT

Traditional and Contemporary Synagogue Services

VOLUME 4

Cycle of Life in Synagogue and Home

Prayers and Celebrations Throughout the Jewish Year

VOLUME 5

The Classical Klezmer

Rebirth of a Folk Tradition

VOLUME 6

Echoes of Ecstasy

Hassidic Inspiration

VOLUME 7

Masterworks of Prayer

Art in Worship

VOLUME 8

Sing Unto Zion!

In Praise of a Jewish National Home

VOLUME 9

The Art of Jewish Song

Yiddish and Hebrew

VOLUME 10

Intimate Voices

Solo and Ensemble Music of Jewish Spirit

VOLUME 11

Symphonic Visions

Orchestral Works of Jewish Spirit

VOLUME 12

Legend of Toil and Celebration

Songs of Solidarity, Social Awareness, and Yiddish Americana

VOLUME 13

Great Songs of the American Yiddish Stage

Yiddish Theater, Vaudeville, Radio, and Film

VOLUME 14

Golden Voices in the Golden Land

The Great Age of Cantorial Art in America

VOLUME 15

Swing His Praises

Jazz, Blues, and Rock in the Service of God

VOLUME 16

Heroes and Heroines

Jewish Opera

VOLUME 17

Odes and Epics

Dramatic Music of Jewish Experience

VOLUME 18

Psalms and Canticles

Jewish Choral Art in America

VOLUME 19

Out of the Whirlwind

Musical Reflections of the Holocaust

VOLUME 20

L'DOR VADOR

A Celebration of Youth

EXPLORE MUSIC

HIGHLIGHTS

ESSAYS

The Butterfly Comes Home

VIDEO

Conversations with Ben Zion Shenker

FEATURE

Rediscover Frederick Jacobi

CHAMBER MUSIC MONTH

Jewish Chamber Music Videos

MILKEN ARCHIVE RECORDING

David Stock's A Little Miracle

Milken Archive of Jewish Music: 1990—Present

A timeline highlighting some of the key events and developments in the project's expansive history.

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FEATURED CONTENT

DOCUMENTARY

Great Songs of the Yiddish American Theater

An overview of the Milken Archive's project on immigrant-era American Yiddish theater.

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DOCUMENTARY

Thomas Beveridge's Yizkor Requiem

Short documentary feature on the Milken Archive's recording of Thomas Beveridge's Yizkor Requiem with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

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FOUNDER

About Lowell Milken

Learn more about the Milken Archive of Jewish Music's founder.

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FEATURED ARTISTS

COMPOSERS

David Amram

“I can be high all the time on life...Anyone who expects me to be an...

COMPOSERS

Herman Berlinski

The Jewish creative orientation of composer and organist Herman Berlinski represents a fertile synthesis.

SINGERS

Joanne Borts

A contemporary Yiddish theater performer, Joanne Borts made her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the...

COMPOSERS

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck maintained an active and highly decorated career as a composer and performer for...

CANTORS

Ida Rae Cahana

Cantor Ida Rae Cahana was raised in Pittsburgh, where at age seventeen she became the...

SINGERS

Kevin Deas

The American bass baritone Kevin Deas, a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York,...

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Eliot Fisk

Born in Philadelphia in 1954, guitarist Eliot Fisk earned his B.A. (1976) and M.M.A.

INSTRUMENTALISTS

James Guttmann

A native of New York, James Guttman began playing electric bass in rock bands when...

CONDUCTORS

Sir Neville Marriner

Sir Neville Marriner was born in Lincoln in 1924 and studied the violin first in...

COMPOSERS

Darius Milhaud

Darius Milhaud, one of the 20th century’s most prolific composers, with an opera comprising nearly...

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Jorge Federico Osorio

Jorge Federico Osorio was born in Mexico City into a musical family.

COMPOSERS

Shulamit Ran

“Shulamit Ran has never forgotten that a vital essence of composition is communication,” proclaimed critic...

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