Solomon Rosowsky

Solomon Rosowsky

Infobox Celebrity
name = Solomon Rosowsky

imagesize = 170px
caption = Solomon Rosowsky
birth_date = birth date|1878|5|11|mf=y
birth_place = Riga, then Russia flagicon|Russia
death_date = July 1962
death_place = New York, United States flagicon|USA
occupation = Famous Cantor,
salary =
networth =
spouse = Rachel Rossiensky Rosowsky
children = Unknown
website = [ Musica Judaica]
footnotes =

Solomon Rosowsky (1878-1962) was a famous cantor and composer in his own right, and son of the renowned cantor of Riga, Baruch Leib Rosowsky. It is likely that Rosowsky's family is related to the Rasofsky branch of the Barney Ross family.

Early life

Rosowsky began to study music only after he graduated from the University of Kiev, with a degree in law. Among his teachers at the St. Petersburg Conservatory was Rimsky-Korsakov. Together with the pianist Leonid Nesvishsky (Arie Abilea), the singer Joseph Tomars, the composer Lazare Saminsky, and several other musicians Rosowsky organized the Society for Jewish Folk Music in 1908. In 1918 he became music director of the Jewish Art Theater (GOSET).

Professional career

Rosowsky returned to Riga in 1920 and founded the first Jewish Conservatory there. After a five-year stay, he left for Palestine, where at that time he at first was one of the few professional musicians. The folk music of Palestinian Jews became a major new inspiration for his compositions. Despite the enthusiastic work of the pioneers, the material living conditions in Palestine at that time were still extremely arduous. And for an artist who was used to the rich musical life of St. Petersburg, the land had little to offer in those early days except for a few amateur orchestras and two music schools. However, Rosowsky stayed on. He composed stage music for the workers' theater "Ohel", gave lessons and began his path-breaking research into the music of the Bible, which later made his name known all over the world. He even tried, together with David Schor and David Mirenburg, to continue the concert activities of the New Jewish School, founding the music society "Hanigun".

Later Years

His latter years he spent in New York, where he taught at the Cantors' Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. His magnum opus, "The Cantillation of the Bible: Five Books of Moses", was published in 1957.


* "The Cantillation of the Bible: Five Books of Moses", published 1957

ee also

Notable Relatives

* Yuri Rasovsky
* Barney Ross
* Baruch Leib Rosowsky

External links

* [] , Rosowsky bio
* [ AN INVENTORY OF THE SOLOMON ROSOWSKY COLLECTION] , The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary New York, 1996

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