How the Jewish conductor inspired a classical music-loving rabbi
History and continuity through music
Michael Willens, the grandson of Yiddish theater greats, conducts the Kölner Akademie in piano concertos
Judaism rejects the notions of beauty that underscore Christian classical music, from Bach to Mozart—but the music still speaks to us
A plaintive Gypsy song, possibly of Ladino origin, is hybridized and reinterpreted, then viewed on the Internet, where roots and homelands blur
The new production of Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera is well cast but marred by poor conducting
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