Israeli Chamber Orchestra to play Wagner at BayreuthBreaking News
The Israeli Chamber Orchestra will break with tradition to play a work by Hitler's favourite composer, Richard Wagner, in Germany.
Roberto Paternostro will conduct classical piece Siegfried Idyll on Tuesday at Bayreuth's Wagner festival.
It is rare for Israeli musicians to play the anti-Semitic composer's work, which was appropriated by the Nazis.
Paternostro said that while Wagner's ideology was "terrible", the aim was "to divide the man from his art".
An unofficial ban on Wagner was introduced in 1938 by the Palestine Orchestra - now the Israel Philharmonic - after Jews were attacked by the Nazis in Germany....
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