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Israeli Orchestra Gives Unprecedented Wagner Performance in Germany

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An Israeli orchestra visiting Germany has given an unprecedented performance of a piece by Richard Wagner, a 19th-century composer whose music was used in Nazi propaganda before and during World War Two. The Israel Chamber Orchestra performed Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll” on Tuesday, at the end of a two-hour concert in the southeastern German town of […]

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Israeli Orchestra to Perform Piece by Hitler’s Favorite Composer

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli orchestra is preparing to perform a work by Richard Wagner at a festival in Germany, despite a long-standing informal ban on such performances inside the Jewish state. The Israel Chamber Orchestra is due to play Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll” on Tuesday, during an annual opera festival in the southeastern German town of Bayreuth, the […]

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