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Naphtali Herz Imber

Naftali Herz Imber (Hebrew: נפתלי הרץ אימבר, Yiddish: נפתלי הערץ אימבער‎; December 27, 1856 – October 8, 1909) was a Jewish Hebrew-language poet, most notable for writing a poem on which "Hatikvah", the Israeli national anthem, is based.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 27th, 1856 (Zolochiv), Died October 8th, 1909 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1920

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22232 10-in. 9/11/1918 Hatikva Alma Gluck ; Efrem Zimbalist Soprano vocal solo, with violin and orchestra author  
Columbia 45549 10-in. 4/9/1915 Hatikvo (התבּוה) Meyer Kanewsky Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with piano author  
Columbia 79209 10-in. 5/26/1920 Hatikvoh Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Imber, Naphtali Herz," accessed October 23, 2020,

Imber, Naphtali Herz. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from

"Imber, Naphtali Herz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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