Lewandowski, Louis

   German choral director and composer. He was born in Wreschen, near Posen. After moving to Berlin he served as conductor of the choir at the Old Synagogue in the Heidereutergasse, and later at the New Synagogue. He also served as a singing teacher at the Jewish Free School and the Jewish Teachers Seminary. His compositions had a profound influence on Western Ashkenazi synagogue music, and his style was transferred to numerous Conservative and Reform congregations in the US.

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  • LEWANDOWSKI, LOUIS — (1821–1894), choral director and composer. Born in Wreschen, near Posen, Lewandowski became a singer at the age of 12 with Ḥazzan Ascher Lion s choir in Berlin. Later he studied with adolph bernhard marx at Berlin University and with Rungenhagen… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lewandowski, Louis — ▪ Polish composer born April 3, 1821, Września, Pol. died Feb. 4, 1894, Berlin       Jewish cantor, chorus conductor, and composer of synagogue music.       By the age of 12 Lewandowski was singing with a Berlin choir; he studied violin and piano …   Universalium

  • Lewandowski, Louis — (3 April 1821, Wreschen, Germany? – 3 February, 1894, Berlin)    Composer who introduced idioms of 19thcentury Romanticism into synagogue liturgical music in Berlin, including music for four voiced choir and organ. His most influential… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Louis Lewandowski — Briefmarke der DDR, 1990 Louis Lewandowski (* 3. April 1821 in Wreschen, Provinz Posen, Preußen, heute Polen; † 4. Februar 1894 in Berlin) war ein deutsch jüdischer Komponist, der vor allem durch die Reform der Synagogenmusik bekannt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lewandowski — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andrzej Lewandowski (* 1954), polnischer Politiker Czesław Lewandowski (1922–2009), polnischer Weihbischof in Włocławek Detlef Lewandowski (* 1944), deutscher Leichtathlet Eduard Lewandowski (* 1980),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Louis Lewandowski — (April 23, 1821 February 4, 1894) was a German composer of synagogal music.Lewandowski was born at Wreschen, province of Posen, Prussia (now Września in Poland). At the age of twelve he went to Berlin to study piano and voice, and became solo… …   Wikipedia

  • Lewandowski — is a common Polish surname. It may refer to:*Edmund Lewandowski, Artist *Janusz Lewandowski, Polish economist and politician *Jozef Lewandowski, Polish Swedish historian and writer *Konrad T. Lewandowski, writer *Louis Lewandowski, composer… …   Wikipedia

  • Louis Anquetin — Nom de naissance Louis Anquetin Naissance 26 janvier 1861 Étrépagny Décès 19 août 1932 (à 71 ans) Paris …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Louis Michel (homme politique) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Louis Michel et Michel. Louis Michel (homme politique) Louis Michel à Bruxelles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Левандовский Louis — (Lewandowski) еврейский композитор (1823 94). Главная заслуга его заключается в обработке древнееврейских напевов для употребления при богослужении в синагоге. Написал множество оркестровых, хоровых, камерных и друг. произведений …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

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