Yisrael Daliot

Yisrael Daliot, a broadcaster, musicologist and music critic, graduated in ethnomusicology from the Rubin Academy of Music, University of Tel Aviv, where he studied under Edith Gerson-Kiwi. He served as editor of music programs for young listeners at Israel Radio (1952) and since 1957 has been a member of the staff at IBA (Israel Broadcasting Authority), where he initiated regular folk-music programs. He has conducted field work and study tours for UNESCO in West Africa, Greece, Ireland, Norway and Finland. A Norwegian state grant (1969) enabled him to do research at the University of Oslo (Institute for Musicology). He serves as a freelance editor and producer for the Norwegian broadcasting station NRK. In 1993 he was awarded the Appreciation Prize of ACUM (Association of Composers and Musicians) and in 1994 the Royal Norwegian St. Olav’s Medal.

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Shuly Nathan

Shuly Nathan’s clear and melodious voice represents some of the best qualities of true folk singing. Her varied repertoire consists not just of songs which happen to be fashionable at the moment but of carefully selected outstanding songs, both old and new.

Nechama Hendel

Nechama Hendel was born on August 22, 1936 in Jerusalem, where her family lived in the upper-middle-class district of Rehavia. Both parents immigrated to Palestine from Poland. Her father, Michael Hendel (1899–1965), was born in Bolochow (Bolokhuv) and her mother, Chana Foyerstein (1900–1986), was born in Warsaw. Her father served for many years as chief inspector of history at the Israel Ministry of Education. Her older sister, Tamar Gadot, was born in 1934.

Jacqueline du Pre

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Ora Bat Chaim

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