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Colorado Jewish Composers, 1980

Identifier: B111.02.0002.0001


On Oct. 31, 1980, the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society presented a concert featuring the music of four Jewish composers who lived and worked in Colorado. Goldmark came to Colorado in 1895 and was affiliated with Coloado College. Later, Aaron Copeland was his student at the Juilliard. Schalite was a synagogue organist in Munich and Rome before fleeing in 1933. His compositions were inspired by the Hebrew poets of the Middle Ages, and later, in Colorado, by the mountains. Fleischer specialized in choral music and was affiliated with Temple Sinai and Temple Emanuel. Feinsmith was first bassoonist iin the Israell Philharmonic and was praised by Leonard Bernstein. A graduate of the Juilliard, he played with several symphonies including the Denver Symphony from 1972. He also composed film and television scores, as well as full symphonies based on Jewish themes.


  • 1980



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Scope and Contents

Colorado Jewish compoers Rubin Goldmark, Heinrich Schalite, Marvin Feinsmith and Simi Fleisher are featured in a script for a 1980 concert.

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