Alexander "Sasha" Argov (Hebrew: סשה ארגוב‎‎, born Alexander Abramovich; Moscow, November 5, 1914 – Tel Aviv, September 27, 1995) was a prominent Israeli composer.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Early life

Argov was born in Moscow. He migrated to British Palestine from Russia in 1934 with his parents.[5][7]

Music career

He started composing at the age of five, began his formal music training one year later, and composed hundreds of popular songs.[7][8][9] Among them were songs for the Israel Defense Forces, film, and theater.[8][10][11][12] He collaborated with Chaim Hefer and Matti Caspi, two of whose albums feature melodies written exclusively by Argov.[13] In 1988, he was awarded the Israel Prize in Hebrew song.[8][13][14]

References

  1. ^ Amy Horowitz (2010). Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic. ISBN 0814334652. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Rebecca L. Torstrick (2004). Culture and customs of Israel. ISBN 9780313320910. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ David Biale (2006). Cultures of the Jews: Modern encounters. ISBN 9780307483492. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ Motti Regev; Edwin Seroussi (2004). Popular music and national culture in Israel. ISBN 9780520236547. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Simon Broughton; Mark Ellingham; Richard Trillo (1999). World music: the rough guide. Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Volume 1. ISBN 9781858286358. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ David Singer; Ruth R. Seldin (1997). American Jewish year book 1997. ISBN 9780874951110. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Alexander Argov dies at 81". The Jerusalem Post. September 28, 1995. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c Marsha Bryan Edelman (2003). Discovering Jewish music. ISBN 9780827610279. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ Jane Peppler (2008). The Triangle Jewish Chorale Songbook. ISBN 9780981811505. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ Amy Kronish; Costel Safirman (2003). Israeli film: a reference guide. ISBN 9780313321443. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  11. ^ Peter Cowie; Derek Elley (1977). World Filmography: 1967. ISBN 9780498015656. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ Oliver Leaman (2001). Companion encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African film. ISBN 9780203426494. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Sacha Argov". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site – Recipients in 1988 (in Hebrew)".