For generations of Israeli governments, Barenboim is a tremendous find. Mention of his name is more effective than the Iranian bomb, because for the right Barenboim is the ultimate symbol of fear.
A renowned Czech ensemble plays the works of the two composers on a recording that is a pleasure to listen to.
Musicians involved in Nazareth-based program opened a climate summit in Paris, in presence of UN leaders, diplomats and other dignitaries.
Classical Music Review An Enigma Resolved: The Choral Works of Olivier Messiaen Flourish in New Album
A new album by Danish musicians and singers presents beautiful vocal works by the French avant-garde composer.
False symmetry between victims of summer war causes disharmony near Gazan border. Perhaps next time a measure of anger would be more suitable.
A mandolin in Carnegie Hall? 'Five years ago I would have been skeptical,' Avi Avital says.
It’s important that audience members know exactly when to applaud during performances.
Israel-American violinist David Radzynski had never played with a professional orchestra before, but he’s just landed his first job – concertmaster for the IPO. He still can’t believe his pluck.
In the Israeli pianist’s album the piano often sound clear and bright, with sounds cascading like refined pearls, while at other times it seems like a full symphonic orchestra.
Zubin Mehta is the best thing that ever happened to Israel's premier orchestra, helping it maintain subscribers and global prestige. But after so many years, is he really its one and only music director?
David Greilsammer of the Geneva Camerata will bring a daring musical adventure to the Eilat Chamber Music Festival next week. Expect the unexpected.
The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra provides a magnificent new recording of 'Sinfonia' and other works by the late Italian composer.
European Jewish composers came to Palestine knowing nothing about Zionism, yet they were expected to ring its bells, says author of new work of history.
Staging 'La Traviata' under the skies, and also in the desert and in ostentatious style, may be the biggest sin ever committed against an artistic creation - but it worked.
Israel’s best-known classical music event celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, but the organizers of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition aren’t dwelling on former glories.
It’s a shame that no attempt was made to squeeze any relevance out of Puccini’s work, rather than just rely on it as a surefire tearjerker.
Every year, the world renowned violinist and his wife Toby bring 40 talented teens from all over the world to Israel for a special program.
Habib Shehadeh Hanna chose text from Song of Songs to describe Jerusalem, for his contribution to an international song cycle about eight walled cities - the centerpiece of this week’s Eilat Chamber Music Festival.
The Polyphony Foundation of Nazareth is bridging the gap between Israel’s Jewish and Arab communities. It’s also turning kids into great classical musicians.
When it comes to the debate about whether to boycott the composer's music, it's hard to tell who is forcing what on whom.
Over 14,000 young Israeli musicians have been assisted by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation which is holding competitions this week.
'Dachau, Auschwitz, Kapos,' young man yells at audience in Jerusalem.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s decision to play Arnold Schoenberg’s 'Five Pieces for Orchestra' live is a welcome move.
Alexander Korsantia coaxed an orchestra of colors from his piano in the opening concert of the Amadeus Festival.
Young musicians from the great musical academies of Weimar and Jerusalem come together in a powerful joint endeavor.
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.
On the moving collaboration between composer Mark Kopytam and singer Mira Zakai in their work on a cantata for voice and chamber ensemble, based on a poem by Yehuda Amichai.
Yoav Talmi is back for his third stint at the helm of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, with grandiose plans to restore the beleaguered musical ensemble.
Festival attractions include musical compositions in the Baroque style, an antique music ensemble and an exhibition of paintings by composer Dr. Hagar Kadima.
In his new album, Yitzhak Yedid transcends Middle Eastern sound to forge a style of his own.