Paul Ben-Haim

Paul Ben-Haim (or Paul Ben-Chaim, in Hebrew פאול בן חיים‎ ) (July 5 1897 – January 14 1984) was an Israeli composer. Born Paul Frankenburger in Munich, Germany, he studied composition with Friedrich Klose and he was assistant conductor to Bruno Walter and Hans Knappertsbusch from 1920 to 1924. He served as conductor at Augsburg from 1924 to 1931, and afterwards devoted himself to teaching and composition.

Ben-Haim emigrated to Palestine in 1933 and Hebraized his name, becoming an Israeli citizen upon that nation's independence in 1948. He composed chamber music, works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments, and songs. He championed a specifically Jewish national music: his own compositions are in a late Romantic vein with Middle Eastern overtones, somewhat similar to Ernest Bloch. Ben-Haim won the Israel Prize for music in 1957.

His notable students include Eliahu Inbal, Ben-Zion Orgad, Ami Maayani,
Shulamit Ran, Rami Bar-Niv, Avraham Sternklar and Noam Sheriff.


* Hadassah Guttmann, "The Music of Paul Ben-Haim: A Performance Guide" London: Scarecrow Press, 1992
* Jehoash Hirshberg, Ben-Haim's Biography, IMI, 1990, Tel Aviv
* [ Paul Ben-Haim's discography]

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