The first lady of Israeli songwriters

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April 10, 2014 10:41

Nurit Hirsh, composer of some 1,600 songs, including Eurovision hits, is to be honored at the annual Yemei Zemer Festival.




Nurit Hirsh

Nurit Hirsh. (photo credit: ILAN BESOR)

Some years ago I asked late Israel Prize winner songwriter, radio and TV presenter and translator Ehud Manor how he managed to churn out such an amazing volume of work. He was modest about his achievements and said he even found time for a daily siesta.

Composer Nurit Hirsh, who worked with lyricist Manor on many memorable songs, has a similarly gargantuan oeuvre for which she will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Yemei Zemer Festival, which will take place at Holon Theater from April 16 to 19.

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