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She was the youngest daughter of Sara and Jacob P. Adler, both legends in New York’s storied late nineteenth century Yiddish theater (eventually five of her siblings would work in the theater). Adler appeared on the stage by the age of four and spent most of her adolescence performing progressively more demanding roles, most of them in Yiddish; she had more than one hundred different roles before she was eighteen. Because she had time for little else, the theater became a refuge, a source of potent imaginative energy, and a place of extravagant freedom.

His works have been recorded on RCA Vanguard, Lyrichord, Mark, Turnabout, Gasparo, and Golden Crest Records. —Jan Statman Further Reading Adler, Samuel H. Sightsinging, Pitch, Interval, Rhythm. 2d ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1997. Includes practical and useful information, provides voice exercises, and teaches students to perform Western music of any style or harmonic organization. _______. The Study of Orchestration. 3d ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 2000. Adler sets the standard for orchestration texts, providing a concise, comprehensive treatment of both orchestration and instrumentation.

Williams, Jeffrey J. “M. H. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 18, 2008. A good overview of Abrams’s achievements. See also: Harold Bloom; Stanley Fish; Irving Howe; Alfred Kazin; Elaine Showalter; Lionel Trilling; Louis Untermeyer. S. House of Representatives, Abzug gained national and international recognition as a vocal and staunch spokesperson for women’s rights, racial tolerance, and economic and gender equality. Born: July 24, 1920; New York, New York Died: March 31, 1998; New York, New York Also known as: Bella Savitzky Abzug (full name) Areas of achievement: Government and politics; women’s rights; activism Early Life Born in New York City to Emanuel and Esther Tanklefsky Savitzky, Bella Abzug (BEHL-uh AB-zewg) grew up in a Russian Jewish household in East Bronx.

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