Climbing up the scales at the Israel Philharmonic
The aging orchestra is about to undergo a real revolution in roughly two years, when half its musicians are replaced. A conversation with some of its younger recruits.
It is hard to think of a musical event more dramatic than the establishment of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. As Europe sank, all its warning lights blinking, only three years before World War II and the start of the Holocaust, one of the world's most prominent violinists, Bronislaw Huberman, brought together a group of refugees, all of them first-rate musicians, and put them on a...
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