Death of an Israeli composer

Death of an Israeli composer


norman lebrecht

August 27, 2014

Yehezkel Braun, a leading composer of choral and orchestral music, has died at the age of 92.

He was a product of the German cultural hothouse that was Breslau (now Wroclaw) and immersed himself unfashionably in Gregorian chant, achieving music of translucent beauty.

Some of his songs achieved near-pop status on national radio.

yehezkel braun

Piano sonata, 2006:


  • Sara Nathan says:

    What a shame – such a lovely man…an fine if under-rated composer

  • Norma Fisher says:

    How sad………..he had been poorly for some time and the recent death of his adored wife must have been very hard for him! We have lost a wonderful man and very special musician!!