Abraham Zebi Idelshon
Abraham Idelshon, Musicologist, cantor (baritone).
Idelshon, Abraham was born on July 13, 1882 in Latvia.
Singer at a Jewish synagogue in Riga where he studied music. Lived in Jerusalem, 1906-1921. Founded the Institute of Jewish Music, 1910, and the Jewish School for Music, 1919.
Professor at the Hebrew College in Cincinnati, USA,
1924-1934. Important works on ancient and modern Jewish music (in Hebrew, German and English). Gave a new insight into early Christian psalmody in Sokrovishchnitsa Evreisko-Vostochnykh Melodii (Hebraisch-Orientalischer Melodienschatz), 1914-1932.
Liturgical and other musical works.