Classical music

He wants to take the Berlin State Opera to Tehran.

Ruthie Blum
Sept. 1 2015 12:01AM

“We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them.”

Matt Lebovic
June 2 2015 12:01AM

A remarkable concert reintroduces three Jewish composers who fled fascist Europe to America, where two of them pioneered a new art form—the symphonic film score.

May 21 2015 12:01AM

Most orchestral music composed since 1950, writes Oliver Rudland, pales in comparison with that of the previous 100 years. Even popular music, after its mid-century. . .

Oliver Rudland
March 2 2015 12:01AM

For most people, “Jewish music” implies klezmer, East European folk tunes, or liturgical compositions. But for over a century, Jewish composers have created art music. . .

Barrymore Laurence Scherer
Dec. 19 2014 12:01AM

At first skeptical of Zionism, the violin virtuoso Bronislaw Huberman, founder of the Israel Philharmonic, came to see it as a miracle.  

Peter Aronson
March 28 2014 12:01AM

The 1940 Nazi invasion of France turned the country’s classical-music scene into a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Benjamin Ivry
March 11 2014 12:01AM

Just as music has shaped Jewish history and Jewish identity, Jews have influenced the course of music in all its forms.

Norman Lebrecht
March 6 2014 12:01AM

The Leonard Bernstein Letters, just published, reveal more about both the outer and inner life of the American Jewish composer than any biography.

Norman Lebrecht
Nov. 4 2013 12:00AM

Never, in two centuries of either classical music or organized sport, had a major player crossed from one to the other and back—until Israeli soccer. . .

Norman Lebrecht
July 18 2013 12:00AM