together with Salomon Sulzer from Vienna and Samuel Naumbourg from Paris, belongs to one of the bestknown composers of synagogue music of the 19th century and was best known for the revitalization and presentation of Jewish liturgy. Exceptionally gifted, he was the first Jew to be accepted into the Berlin
Academy of the Arts via recommendation of Alexander Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's cousin. He worked as a cantor's assistant, later as cantor trainer and music director. He was eventually engaged as conductor at the Berlin Oranienburg synagogue, where he composed numerous compositions. Thanks to him, the organ gained an important role in Jewish worship. Lewandowski's Synagogue Melodies for Harmonium or Organ Op. 47 was first published in 1895 by the Berlin publisher Carl Simon. His works are still very popular around the world and form a cornerstone of Jewish music repertoire. The LOUIS LEWANDOWSKI FESTIVAL, occurring in Berlin since 2011, and which in 2021 will mark the 200th anniversary of the great composer, was named after him.

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