Leonard Bernstein, My Rabbi

How the Jewish conductor inspired a classical music-loving rabbi

Wandering Through the German Jewish Family

History and continuity through music

Our Yiddishe Mozart

Michael Willens, the grandson of Yiddish theater greats, conducts the Kölner Akademie in piano concertos

Timeless

Judaism rejects the notions of beauty that underscore Christian classical music, from Bach to Mozart—but the music still speaks to us

Convivencia

A plaintive Gypsy song, possibly of Ladino origin, is hybridized and reinterpreted, then viewed on the Internet, where roots and homelands blur

Understudy

The new production of Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera is well cast but marred by poor conducting

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