Hofman, Shlomo, Polish-Israeli composer and musicologist; b. Warsaw, April 24, 1909. He studied at the Warsaw Cons., graduating in 1934. He then went to Paris, where he studied composition with Roger-Ducasse, Koechlin, and Milhaud (1937–38). He subsequently settled in Palestine, and in 1954 he became a lecturer in musicology at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. Among his works were an Oboe Concerto (1950), Hebrew cantata, Tawashih (1960), and Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (1945). He publ, a valuable thesis, L’Oeuvre de clavecin de François Couperin le Grand (Paris, 1961); also a polyglot Dictionary of Musical Terms (Jerusalem, 1955), The Music of Israel (1959), and La Musique arabe en Israel (1963).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire