Once a Nazi Party Favorite, This Piece of Music Was Recently Performed in Israel

Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ was composed especially to suit the taste of Goebbels and Goering. With a new rendition being staged in Be’er Sheva, the question arises: Is it appropriate to perform it in Israel, and is it possible to separate it from its composer?

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Haggai Hitron
Haggai Hitron

About a month ago, I spoke to musician. Amit Weiner, head of the Cross-disciplinary Composition Department at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. The subject was the performance of Richard Wagner’s works in Israel.

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