Avenary, Hanoch

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AVENARY, HANOCH (formerly Herbert Loewenstein ; 1908–1994), musicologist. Born in Danzig, he immigrated to Palestine in 1936. He studied musicology, literature, and art history at the universities of Leipzig, Munich, Frankfurt, and Koenigsberg (Kaliningrad). His musicological work centered on the history of Jewish music from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. After serving as a major in the research department of the Israeli Air Force from 1948 to 1965, he became a lecturer and research fellow at the Hebrew University (1965–72) and senior lecturer at Tel Aviv University. He was appointed professor in 1972 and was a guest professor in Vienna (1973) and Heidelberg (1982–83). In 1994 he received the Israel Prize for his achievements in Jewish music research. His scientific editions include Il primo libro delle canzonette (1975) and Il secondo libro de madrigali (1989) of S. Rossi. His publications include Wort und Ton bei Oswald von Wolkenstein (1932); Formal Structure of Psalms and Canticles in Early Jewish and Christian Chant (1953); Studies in the Hebrew, Syrian and Greek Liturgical Recitative (1963); The Cantorial Fantasia of the 18th and 19th Centuries (1968); The Ashkenazi Tradition of Biblical Chant between 1500 and 1900 (1978); Encounters of East and West in Music (1979); Kantor Salomon Sulzer und seine Zeit: Eine Dukumentation (1985); The Aspects of Time and Environment in Jewish Traditional Music (1987); and several articles on Jewish music for encyclopedias, including Juedische Musik in mgg vii (1957) and the section on music (from the Middle Ages to the present) in the Encyclopedia Judaica. His personal archive is at the jnul Music Department.

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Israela Stein (2nd ed.)]