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Zubin Mehta performing with the Vienna Philharmonic
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Mehta bows out, but it’s not goodbye

'After 50 years I think an orchestra should be handled by a good successor — hopefully.'

Jessica Duchen

Yesterday, 12:26

Mehta bows out, but it’s not goodbye
  • The Coro choir
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    Singing the praises of Handel's 'Pesach' oratorio

    Church music dominates choral singing in the UK. But one singer decided to challenge Christian dominance - with a special concert of Handel's Israel out of Egypt.

    Jessica Duchen

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Singing the praises of Handel's 'Pesach' oratorio
  • Members of the orchestra at Westerbork concentration camp in the Netherlands.
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    Songs of the Shoah

    Music composed by victims of the Nazis has been performed for the first time. Jessica Duchen reports on a very special concert.

    Jessica Duchen

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Songs of the Shoah
  • Bennie Goodman the King of Swing
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    Of Jews and jazz

    The role of Jews as jazz pioneers is often ignored or caricatured. A professor is putting the record straight.

    Michael Kaminer

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Of Jews and jazz
  • Dylan at the Kotel in 1983
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    A triumph of Dylanology

    Jewish Messianism, in all of its guises, fascinates Dylan. His repeated reference to the Hebrew Bible in his songs places him in the great tradition of literature and makes him a great American outlaw.

    Bryan Cheyette

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    A triumph of Dylanology