Léon Algazi

Léon Algazi

✰ 1890, Epurești (now Iepurești), Giurgiu County, România
✞ 1971, Paris, France
Romanian with webrew origins composer, conductor, arranger and music librarian who emigrated in France somewhere at the end of 20's
Sometimes miscredited as Alexandru or Alex. Leon
Studied music in Viena and Paris.
From his early studies with Abraham Zevi Idelsohn, he acquired an interest in Jewish folklore and tradition.
1929 - presented a weekly program of Jewish music on the French Radio
1936 -1940 teaches Hebrew chant at the Schola Cantorum and at the Israelite School of Pedagogy and liturgy Paris (where he was director)
1936 -1937 - conductor of Chorus Grande Synagogue from Paris
1958 - published a collection of séphardis Ssongs (London) and also wrote essays on Jewish music in several scientific publications.
1961 - was elected music director of consistorial temples of Paris


Léon Algazi Discography Tracks


DTX 291 Émile Kaçmann, Berthé Kal, Léon Algazi Émile Kaçmann, Berthé Kal, Léon Algazi - Chants D'Israel(LP) Pathé DTX 291 France Unknown Sell This Version