Alexander Manievitch

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Alexander Manievitch was born in 1908 in the small Jewish community of Starodoube in the Bryansk region of the USSR, and later was educated at the Leningrad Conservatory. In 1950 he was awarded the ‘USSR Prize’ for his cantata "Peace". In 1955 he began to lecture and teach at the conservatory and completed his Clarinet Concerto. After many hardships he was finally permitted to immigrate to Israel, and has arrived in the midst of the Yom-Kippur War of October 1973. He was not permitted to take with him the scores of his works, but the Clarinet Concerto was so successful that it was played In Boston, Melbourne and Brussels as part of the Soviet cultural exchange program, and thus the score was rescued. Israel Music Institute was able to publish some of his works before his death in 1976