Boehm, Yohanan

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BOEHM, YOHANAN (1914–1986), Israel composer, horn-player, and music critic. Born in Breslau, Germany, Boehm immigrated to Palestine in 1936. He taught at the Jerusalem Music Academy and was music program editor and tone master at the Israel Broadcasting Service and the World Zionist Organization Broadcasting Service for the Diaspora (Kol Ẓiyyon la-Golah). He composed songs, chamber music, and symphonies in a late romantic style, wrote articles on music, was a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Judaica, and served as the music critic for the Jerusalem Post. Boehm founded the Jerusalem Youth Orchestra in 1959 and directed it for 20 years. He was music advisor to the Jerusalem municipality and was a jury member of the International Harp Contest in Israel.

[Ury Eppstein (2nd ed.)]