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Israeli musicians plan to break Richard Wagner taboo
Israeli musicians plan to break Richard Wagner taboo

A classical music event in Israel is expected to break the country's taboo on performing the music of Richard Wagner, the 19th century German composer and a well-known anti-Semite. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported this week that the event, scheduled for June 18, will feature orchestral musicians performing selections from Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" and other operas. The event will be an academic symposium at Tel Aviv University devoted to Wagner, conductor Arturo Toscanini and Theodor Herzl, the famed Zionist leader. The symposium, organized by the Israel Wagner Society, will feature a concert portion of 100 hired musicians, reported Haaretz. ...

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