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Yehezkel Braun

 Braun, Yehezkel, 1922-2014

Yehezkel BraunYehezkel Braun born 18 January,1922, in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland), died 26 August 2014, Israel. Israeli composer.

In 1924 his parents immigrated to Palestine. He studied at the Israel Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv with Alexander Uria Boskovich, where he later taught (1953-1990) and directed (1979-1981). Braun taught music also at the Tel-Aviv University and music education for kindergardens and elementary schools at the Kibutz Teachers' College in Tel-Aviv. After completing his MA in classical studies at the Tel-Aviv University Braun studied Gregorian chant with Dom Jean Claire at the Benedictine monastery of Solesmes in France (1975). Braun was interested in medieval chant, Jewish and East-Mediterranean traditional music and in Israeli folk music. All these, as well as his interest in old and new Hebrew poetry and prose, influenced his compositions and vocal writing. During the late 1950's and 1960's he composed several compositions using the 12 tones technique. In addition to his choral, orchestral, chamber and solo works, Braun composed music for film, television, theatre and ballet and arrangements of traditional Jewish melodies.

Among his works:
 ·  Piano Sonata (1957)
 ·  Ahavatah shel Therese du Meun (The Love of Therese du Meun),
    sonnets for alto and piano, text by
Lea Goldberg (1960)
 ·  Prelude and Passacaglia for harp (1967)
 ·  Hallel(Praise Ye) for choir, tenor and chamber orchestra (1984)
 ·  Piano Trio no. 1(1988)
 ·  Kinnoro shel David (King David's Lyre), a large-scale cantata,
    verses from the book of Psalms and the
Mishnah (1990)

In 2001 Braun has been awarded the Israel Prize for Music.

References:
 ·  Alice Tischler, A Descriptive Bibliography of Art Music by Israeli Composers,
    Harmonie Park Press,
Michigan, 1988
 ·  Grove Music Online, Oxford University Press, 2007-2008
 ·  Yehezkel Braun Archive, MUS 235, Music Center, National Library of Israel,
    Jerusalem

 

Archive Details

Creator
Braun, Yehezkel, 1922-
Title
Yehezkel Braun
Call No.
Repository
Music Center
Extent
2.5 meters
Languages
Hebrew, English, German
Source of Acquisition
Donated by the composer in 2007
Processing history
Catalogued by Claude Abravanel

Shelf No.
Music Center Archives
Scopeiandicontent
Life and Work of the Composer
Organiztioniofithe Collection
Section
Units
Content
A
25
Works for the Stage (Manuscripts)
B
35
Choral Works with Instruments (Manuscripts)
C
17
Choral Works a Cappela (Manuscripts)
D
21
Songs for Voice and Piano (Manuscripts)
E
20
Arrangements (Vocal and Instrumental)(Manuscripts)
F
19
Works for Orchestra (Manuscripts)
G
67
Works for Chamber Music and for Piano (Manuscripts)
H
49
Various Writings of Braun
I
263
Programmes
J
127
Newspaper Clippings
K
2158
Correspondence
L
21
Documents
M
21
Varia

Conditionsigoverning access:
In Music Center
Conditionsigoverning
reproductioniand copyrightistatus:
 
Authorized by the Music Center
Preferredicitation:
MUS 235, Music Center, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem

 

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  • Yehezkel Braun (on the right) during his military service in the British Army Jewish Brigade, 1945 (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / L16-2)
  • Yehezkel Braun with his students at the Tel-Aviv University Musicology Dep., 1987 (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / L16-5)
  • Yehezkel Braun receives the ACUM Prize, 26.10.1993 (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / L16-6)
  • ACUM Prize certificate (in Hebrew) (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / L13)
  • Trio no. 2, music manuscript for piano, violin and cello, 1995, first page (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / G63)
  • Trio no. 2, music manuscript for piano, violin and cello, 1995, second page (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / G63)
  • Trio no. 2, music manuscript for piano, violin and cello, 1995, third page (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / G63)
  • "Dira Le'Haskir" ("Apartment to Let") based on a tale in verse by Lea Goldberg, photocopy of music manuscript for narrator and chamber orchestra, , 1971, first page (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / A1)
  • "Dira Le'Haskir" ("Apartment to Let") based on a tale in verse by Lea Goldberg, photocopy of music manuscript for narrator and chamber orchestra, , 1971, second page (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / A1)
  • "Dira Le'Haskir" ("Apartment to let") based on a tale in verse by Lea Goldberg, photostat of music manuscript for narrator and chamber orchestra, , 1971, third page (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / A1)
  • A letter (in Hebrew) from the director Sasha Levin, "The Oranim kibbutzim college", 13.1.1960 (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / K469)
  • A music teacher's certificate (in Hebrew) from the Israel Music Conservatory and Academy in Tel-Aviv, 1954 (Catalogue no. MUS 235 / L9)