Abelow Jakub Mosze

Jakub Mosze Abelow - Personal data
Date of birth: 1846
Place of birth: Druskieniki
Date of death: 3rd September 1888
Place of death: Troki
Occupation: śpiewak
Related towns: Vilnius, Smorgonie

Abelov Jacob Moshe (1846, Druskininkai – 3 September 1888, Trakai near Vilnius) – singer, cantor, conductor.

Abelov studied music under Grimm in Vilnius. He was a cantor in Smorgon and Trakai. He was often invited to the Great Synagogue in Vilnius. He composed many pieces for cantor and choir as well as for choir and orchestra.


  • Ajzensztadt D., Prager A., Algemainer muzik-leksikon, Warsaw 1936.
  • Idelsohn A. D., Jewish Music in its Historical Development, New York 1992.
  • Stengel T., Gerigk H., Lexikon der Juden in der Musik, Berlin 1940.
  • Zaludkowski E., Kultur-treger fun der yiddisher liturgie, Warsaw 1930.

L.T. Błaszczyk, “Żydzi w kulturze muzycznej działający na ziemiach polskich w XIX i XX wieku”, a book published with the support of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland.

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