Berggrün, Heinrich

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BERGGRÜN, HEINRICH (1838–1889), ḥazzan and composer. Born in Warsaw, Berggrün was a music teacher in Vilna, and later a violinist at the Grand Theater, Warsaw. He studied singing in Milan, became choirmaster in Odessa, was appointed ḥazzan in Posen, and chief cantor in Hanover in 1870. His compositions include: "Festival Kaddish" for ḥazzan and choir on the occasion of the jubilee of the Hanover synagogue, 1892; "Complete Kaddish" for ḥazzan and choir, 1889.