Moyse Alcan was a French Jewish publisher and litterateur born in 1817; died in Metz, May 14, 1869; father of the Parisian publisher Félix Alcan. He was a member of the Israelite consistory of Metz and one of the judges of the Tribunal of Commerce. Alcan contributed to the Archives Israélites and the Revue d'Austrasie a number of poems, sonatas, and cantatas, such as Noéma (1841); Ruth, a Biblical hymn, dedicated to Carmoly (1843); and Spartacus, a cantata performed at the public concert of the Société de l'Union des Arts, at Metz in 1852, and at Damascus, 1860.
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