Tsippi Fleischer
Tsippi next to the piano (1991)

Tsippi Fleischer

Tsippi Fleischer, one of the most prominent composers of contemporary Israeli concert music, composed over 100 compositions. Her musical and literary inspirations are multi-cultural and her works constitute a bridge between East and West, the archaic and modern, the particular and the universal. In addition, Fleischer played a large role in the development of music education in Israel and in the study of Israeli song.

Discover Tsippi Fleischer's oeuvre through a selection of her work taken from audio and video recordings, original manuscripts, interviews, articles and biographical highlights, all from her personal archive which she donated to the Music Department of the National Library.

The Tsippi Fleischer Archive

The Tsippi Fleischer Archive is one of over 250 personal archives of Israeli and Jewish composers from all over the world, who composed religious music, art music and Israeli song. These archives were donated to the National Library by the composers themselves or by their families and can be found in the Music Department of the National Library in Jerusalem after undergoing preservation and cataloging processes.

The Fleischer Archive - the most comprehensive collection of the composer's works- was donated to the National Library by Tsippi Fleischer in 2008. Its number in the Music Department is MUS 0121.

The archive contains evidence of the composer's creative process, including manuscripts – scores and text - of tens of works that she composed over the course of forty years. Likewise, the archive contains pictures, letters, documents and clippings from newspapers including reviews, articles and interviews with and about Tsippi Fleischer. In addition, recordings of her works can be found in the Music Archives.

A comprehensive archive of Israeli song, which was collected by Fleischer over tens of years, is also in the process of being transferred to the Archive of the Music Department where it will constitute a continuation and development of the Meir Noy Archive for Israeli song. The archive includes documents, letters, newspaper clippings and hundreds of hours of interviews with artists from the Israeli music scene - Daniel Sambursky, Nechama Hendel, Matityahu Shalem, Naomi Polani, and others.