Engel, Yoel

(1868-1927)
   Russian composer. He was music critic of the journal Russkiye Vedomosti for 20 years. In 1900 he began to adapt Jewish folk songs. In 1912 he took part with S. An-Ski in an expedition to southern Russia to collect folk songs among the Jewish population. He later contributed the music to An-Ski's play The Dybbuk. He settled in Tel Aviv in 1924, where he composed Hebrew songs.

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