Emanuel Amiran-Pougatchov

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Emanuel Amiran-Pougatchov (Hebrew: עמנואל עמירן-פוגצ'וב; born Emmanuel Pugatschov; 8 August 1909, in Warsaw. Poland – 18 December 1993, in Kibbutz Yakum (or Yaqum)[1][2])[1][3] was a composer and teacher.

Biographical information[edit]

In Warsaw, Amiran began his musical studies at the age of 10 years with Joseph Engel, Professor David Shore and Engel Weinberg. He later continued his musical studies for a period of three years within Berlin. For two years from 1928 he studied with Solomon Rosowsky within Jerusalem.

His studies of music (combined with pedagogy[4]) continued from 1934 onward at the Trinity College of Music in Britain with Sir Granville Bantock and Alex Rowley. He returned to Israel again in 1936 again to be involved in teaching activities, at some time founding with Prof. Leo Kestenberg the Music Teachers' Seminary in Tel Aviv, both continuing as primary authorities and charges of. In 1948 he was officer in charge of military music, establishing a joint initiative with artillery commander, Samuel Edmond. Together with Captain Jacob Pleasant he founded an Israeli Army Band. The military band they formed was one of the foundations for the establishment of the IDF orchestra, together with an orchestra of Alexandria, under the baton of' Otto Gronich.

He was the first appointed Inspector of Music (Minister for Music Education)[5] at the time of the establishment of the nation of Israel, this from 1948 to his retirement in 1975.[6]

He was best known for his holiday songs, although his repertoire also included symphonic music for orchestra and choir, music for the theater as well as over 600 folk-songs.[1][5][7]

Publication: Mi barechev; (New Horizon choral series)(Unknown Binding - 1973)

See also[edit]

List of Israeli classical composers Secular Jewish music Contemporary Jewish religious music


  1. ^ a b c "Biographies – Amiran (Pougatchov) Emanuel (1909-1993)". Thesaurus of Jewish Music. Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012.
  2. ^ Copyright © 2005 maplandia.com comparison map location Yakum with location of Yaqum - Retrieved 2011-09-02
  3. ^ http://www.zemereshet.co.il/artist.asp?id=109 Retrieved 2011-09-02
  4. ^ IMI Retrieved 2011-09-02
  5. ^ a b Jewish World Life Online. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  6. ^ © 2011 DeepDyve, Inc Retrieved 2011-09-02
  7. ^ IMI

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