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In 1999, Aminadav Aloni succumbed to cancer after a long and valiant battle. He left behind an awe inspiring body of musical compositions.

The power of his music is attributable to an unusual blending of talents. He was a superb classical pianist, teacher, musicologist, a prolific musical comedy composer, a remarkably creative jazz artist and a highly skilled arranger.

The complex beauty of his Jewish compositions was guided by his familiarity with the sacred texts and his devotion to Hebrew literature: classic and modern, prose and poetry. His compositions for musical theater were subtly crafted to tell the story with music. His moving English lyrics reflect his gift of language even beyond his native tongue. All of this emerged in his impeccable, daring and sometimes outrageous writing, full of light, wit, dance and poignancy.

The power of his music is attributable to an unusual blending of talents. He was a superb classical pianist, teacher, musicologist, a prolific musical comedy composer, a remarkably creative jazz artist and a highly skilled arranger.

The complex beauty of his Jewish compositions was guided by his familiarity with the sacred texts and his devotion to Hebrew literature: classic and modern, prose and poetry. His compositions for musical theater were subtly crafted to tell the story with music. His moving English lyrics reflect his gift of language even beyond his native tongue. All of this emerged in his impeccable, daring and sometimes outrageous writing, full of light, wit, dance and poignancy.

Personal Biography

Ami was born in Tel Aviv, in 1928, while Palestine was under British mandate. Ami and his grandmother
His parents were children of "Pioneers," families that fled the pogroms of eastern Europe to walk overland, sail, or ride horseback to the promised land.

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