Nov 3, 2010

#BDS: Israeli orchestra to perform at Wagner festival in Germany

Planned performance will challenge a long-standing Israeli taboo on the music of Richard Wagner, Adolf Hitler's favorite composer.

An Israeli orchestra will strike an emotional chord in Germany next year when it plays a work by Richard Wagner, Hitler's favorite composer, further challenging a long-standing taboo in Israel on his music.
Israeli ensembles hardly ever play Wagner, citing the feelings of Holocaust survivors.
But with the passage of time and the dwindling numbers of elderly survivors, vehement opposition in the Jewish state to the works of the anti-Semitic 19th-century composer is fading, Israel Chamber Orchestra (ICO) chairwoman Erela Talmi said.

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