With his 12-tone system and his work with the Second Viennese School, the Jewish-turned-Lutheran-turned Jewish composer changed the corse or music.
When he was five, Yoav Levanon won the National Piano Competition in Israel; at seven, he debuted with the Israel Chamber Orchestra.
For the first time in 40 years, Swedish superstars ABBA are reuniting. To honor this development, we examine their secret Jewish history.41
The shofar is not a very versatile instrument. Still, it has popped up in some interesting places over the course of its history.
The door opened and there they were: John, Paul, and George. But no Ringo. Why?
One of America’s greatest poets and one of our greatest avant-garde artists make for strange bedfellows.
Garland, who would have turned 99 this year, auditioned for MGM with the 1896 Yiddish song “Eli, Eli.”
With its layered contradictions, the song reveals Cohen’s work as a Jew to comprehend a holy, broken world.3
Jim Steinman was the best kind of weird.
“I appeared on a Grammy Award-winning song sounding like a synagogue choir and me sounding like a cantor and not selling out to pop culture.”
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